Los Angeles : Max Homa grabs Torrey Pines win. The golfer fires seven birdies in six under par 66 to nab his sixth US PGA Tour title.

Max Homa fired seven birdies in a six-under par 66 on Saturday to grab the US PGA Tour Title at Torrey Pines as overnight leader Sam Ryder and world number three Jon Rahm faded.

Homa, ranked 16th in the world, nabbed his sixth US PGA Tour title and his fourth in come-from-behind fashion.He capped his round with a four-foot birdie putt at 18 - where his second shot was a putt from just off the green.

His 13-under par total of 275 put him two strokes in front of Keegan Bradley, who had six birdies in his six-under 66.

''I think it's a ton of patience and a lot of confidence,'' Homa, 32, said of his come-from-behind wins in a post-round television interview.

''Winning takes a lot of luck but it takes, I think, a lot of patience. Especially on these final rounds, 18 holes is a marathon and a lot of stuff goes on.''

Five off the lead to start the day, Homa chipped in for birdie at the third, and rolled in a 13-footer at the fifth. He added birdies at the sixth, ninth and 11th before his lone miscue of the day at 14.

He curled in a 15-foot birdie at the 16th to tie Ryder atop the leaderboard, but Homa one in front when he reached 18 after Ryder fell back with a double - bogey at the 15th.

Ryder, a 33-year-old chasing his first PGA title in his 147th start, got off to a promising start with a 13 foot birdie at the first.

He rebounded from back-to-back bogeys at the seventh and eighth with a birdie at the 10th, where he stuck his 189-yard second shot  three feet from the pin.

But at 15 he was in deep rough off the tee on the way to dropping two shots.

He made one more bogey at 17, where he was unable to get up and down from a greenside bunker and a three-over 75 left him tied for fourth on 279.

That was one stroke behind two-time major winner Collin Morikawa, who was in solo third after a 69. [AFP]


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