Wells Fargo Championship: Max Homa wins first PGA title with triple victory

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Homa made its 68th start on the final leaderboard of PGA TourWells Fargo Championship-15 M Homa (USA); -12 J Dahmen (USA); -11 J Rose; -9 R Fowler (USA), P Casey (Eng), S Garcia (Spa), J Dufner (USA) Other selected: -7 R McIlroy (NI); -6 S Power (Ire); -4 J day (Aus); -2 M Laird (Sco)

World number 417 Max Homa won his first PGA Tour title with a triple victory in the Wells Fargo Championship.

The 28-year-old American, in his third season on the tour, started the last day before the lead tied with compatriots Joel Dahmen and Jason Dufner on 11 under.

He dropped only one shot in an insured round of 67 to finish at 15 below.

Justin Rose carded a 68 and was third in 11, while he played partner Rory McIlroy, two & night back, was eight adrift in a tie for the eighth after a 73.

Homa rolled into his third bird of the day to open a lead of two shots on the 10th and that quickly became three when the animated joint first round leader Dahmen, 31, who also received his first PGA title searched, dropped his second shot into three holes.

The lead grew to four when Homa, whose previous best finish for the sixth inning was beaten at the 2015 Sony Open, was an excellent iron to five feet for another birdie on the 11th

Before he could try a five-foot leg on the 14th, a violent storm took the players off course and left the green of the Quail Hollow under water.

But after a delay of 62 minutes, Homa calmly concealed the putt in the late afternoon Charlotte sunshine.

Rose made three birdies in four holes around the turn to set the target, but despite dropping a shot on the 16th after finding a fairway, Homa killed two self-assured closing pars later this month grab the title and a place in the PGA Championship.

McIlroy, twice a winner of the event, with three peaks the seventh to par alone and yet another three-well led to a knocked down shot on the ninth.

On the 10th, he was just not the green in two, but a combination of misjudged chips and a missed putt meant he took another five hits and recorded a double bogey.

A fantastic eight-foot iron to two feet on the 181-yard 13th gave the quadruple grand champion the first of only two birdies in his final round.

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