Presidents Cup: Max Homa has earned his nomination to the American team

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<p><strong>CHARLOTTE, North Carolina</strong> <strong>|</strong> <strong>No offense to the filthy tongues that slammed his nomination to Team USA, Max Homa has deserved his place in this Presidents Cup.</strong></p>
<p>Many fans pointed to the choice of captain Davis Love III when he announced his candidate two weeks ago. < /p> </p>
<p>In the particular context that the world of golf has been going through since the arrival of the controversial LIV Golf circuit, the most virulent have argued that the 31-year-old golfer is on this training since Love could not select those who had joined the other league.  </p>
<p>The 31-year-old Californian, now ranked 16th in the world and with five PGA Tour victories, had however moved into the top 12 in the biennial tournament standings before the captain appoints him among his discretionary choices. </p>
<p>And he has stood out over the past few weeks. Last Sunday, he defended his title with panache at the Fortinet Championship in California. By the end of August, he had finished his PGA Tour Championship season finishing fifth. </p>
<p><strong>In the Plans</strong></p>
<p>At a press conference on Tuesday, Love indicated that his training would not suffer from the absence of veteran Dustin Johnson, among others. He justified his explanations by referring to his performance in the classification. But he would have picked the Ryder Cup MVP last year from his discretionary picks. won two tournaments and finished in the top 10 on five occasions.</p><!-- adman_adcode (middle, 1) --><script async=

The golfer tries to block out the bad energy and wants to have a great week in Quail Hollow, a destination he had aimed for en route to qualifying at this Presidents Cup. 

“I have always wanted to take part in this competition. It was a source of motivation. Showing up here is somehow surreal,” he said on Tuesday, still floating on the cloud of victory gained 48 hours earlier.

Long wait< /p>

“At my age, you could say it was a long time,” Homa said. It's interesting to watch that, because I jumped into the pros at the same time as Justin Thomas. We often played against each other. He followed a linear path as I have so often watched him compete in these team competitions.  

“I appreciate this participation this year because I worked so hard to be there,” he said as he won the Wells Fargo Championship on this course. in 2019.

Horschel too

Another American has also heard and read taunts about him. Just like his compatriot, Billy Horschel, winner of the last Memorial, earned his ticket to Charlotte this week. 

“What Max heard, I also experienced. People were telling me I was on the team only because some guys left for LIV. These are people who have no idea what they are talking about. If they had looked at the leaderboard before Dustin [Johnson] and company went to LIV, they would have seen that Max and I were in the top 12. So we don't mind at all. »

Homa and Horschel thus have additional motivation to perform at the height of their talent.