Max Homa had to wait a little longer for his first PGA Tour victory but it was worth it when he won the weather-hindered Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.
Homa shot a 4-under-par 67 in the final round, finishing at 15-under 269 for a three-shot victory.
With Homa on the 14th hole with a three-shot lead, play was suspended because of dangerous weather in what became a 62-minute suspension. He had a two-putt birdie on the par-5 15th and then was stuck with his only bogey of the round on No. 16.
Homa, a 28-year-old Californian, had never finished better than a sixth-place tie in a PGA Tour event and that came four years ago in the Sony Open.
“Over the moon, man,” Homa said on the broadcast of how he felt immediately after clinching the win. “It’s hard coming off the Web category. I have some serious scar tissue from out here.
“It means a lot to me to be able to do this under pressure, and job security’s great — I haven’t had that before.”
Dahmen can’t keep pace
Joel Dahmen (70) was the runner-up, while England’s Justin Rose (68) claimed third place at 11 under.
“I didn’t beat myself today. Max played awesome,” Dahmen said afterward. “He’s a good friend of mine. I think we’ll celebrate tonight.”
Sergio Garcia made a move earlier in the day and rose into contention.
Beginning with an eagle on the par-5 seventh hole, Garcia played five holes in 5-under to pull within three shots of the leaders. Then he stalled, with three bogeys and two birdies across the final seven holes.
Garcia ended up with 68, sitting at 9 under for the tournament and tied for fourth place. He was joined by Jason Dufner (73), Rickie Fowler (68) and England’s Paul Casey (69).
Dufner headed to the last hole tied for second place until he shot a double-bogey 6.
Homa, Dufner and Dahmen began the final round tied for the lead after two weather-related delays lasting more than a combined two hours during Saturday’s third round.
Dahmen, 31, has no PGA Tour titles, though he tied for second in the John Deere Classic last year. This marked the second top-10 finish of the season for the former University of Washington product.
Defending champion Jason Day of Australia finished tied for 24th at 4 under. He finished with a 69 despite an eagle on the par-4 eighth hole.
Byeong Hun An withdrew with a neck injury. He was at even par through three rounds.
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