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Max Homa's Life Through Tweets

The man behind the PGA Tour's funniest Twitter account goes through his greatest hits.

Released on 11/12/2019

Transcript

00:00
What a wild ride through tweets.
00:02
My gosh.
00:04
Hey guys, it's Max Homa.
00:05
This is my life through tweets.
00:07
First one's from November 2014.
00:10
What just happened? I blacked out...
00:12
This happens quite often.
00:14
This was from Sanderson Farms in Mississippi.
00:16
I birdied seven of my last nine to make the cut,
00:20
I think on the nose.
00:21
I just missed a couple in a row,
00:22
so as everyone knows from I think it's Old School
00:27
the I blacked out line is one
00:29
I try to use as much as I can.
00:30
If I'm in McIlroy's new video game,
00:32
that'd be tight.
00:33
But with how my golf game's been lately
00:35
you can't play me on the weekends, haha.
00:38
This is in reference to me having missed six cuts in a row.
00:43
So I have a lot of jokes about
00:45
not having to work on the weekend,
00:46
although they actually hurt deep down.
00:49
I need to start playing better so I can fly private.
00:52
Dreams money can buy.
00:54
Unfortunately, I did start playing better,
00:56
and I still can't afford to fly private,
00:57
'cause it's too expensive.
00:59
My personal favorite is from December 2015.
01:02
Maybe Steve Harvey will come out and say
01:04
I actually kept my PGA Tour card this year.
01:07
This is after I lost my card in 2015
01:10
and right after Steve Harvey did even worse than I did
01:13
and announced the wrong winner for a Miss Universe pageant.
01:16
Okay, this one, I am responding to something
01:19
Justin Thomas said about getting ready
01:21
to play in the Masters and I asked him,
01:23
Hey, do you know where the Monday qualifier is
01:25
for that one?
01:26
Obviously there is not a Monday qualifier.
01:27
You have to win.
01:28
But I did, so...
01:29
All right, back to the sad ones.
01:31
Making cuts is much better for my liver.
01:34
I gotta write that on my hand or something.
01:36
This is reference to the Friday Trunk Slam,
01:40
missed cut, go to the bar, drink,
01:43
then wake up Saturday and regret
01:44
both the missed cut and drinking too much alcohol.
01:47
One of my tweets has actually made
01:49
the Twitter headlines about the US Open.
01:52
So I responded,
01:53
Every young golfer's dream is to one day get recognition
01:56
for a tweet during one of the four majors
01:58
he'd rather be playing in.
01:59
What a great moment for me to make it
02:03
to the tweet headlines during the US Open.
02:05
So every professional golfer can relate to this one.
02:07
Airplane middle seat.
02:08
The most consistent missed cut punishment.
02:11
When you miss a cut on Friday,
02:12
you do not buy your flight 'til Friday afternoon.
02:15
Sometimes I get frisky and buy it Thursday afternoon
02:18
when I played bad enough.
02:19
And you end up getting a pretty bad seat.
02:21
It stinks, you're also probably hungover,
02:23
it goes back to the liver one.
02:25
Just continue to hate it a little bit more,
02:27
hopefully inspires you to stop missing cuts at some point.
02:30
Haven't been proud of myself too often
02:32
after a round of golf in the last couple years.
02:34
Today that finally wasn't the case.
02:36
Looking forward to the weekend.
02:38
This was the coolest thing I've ever done in my life.
02:40
Pumpkin Ridge, 2018.
02:42
Was going to most likely need a made cut
02:45
to get into the playoffs for the Web Finals.
02:47
I eagled 11,
02:48
and then I birdied 15, 16, 17, 18
02:51
to make the cut on the number.
02:52
Found out two and a half days later,
02:54
I would have lost my card by $80 had I not done that,
02:58
so that was pretty cool.
02:59
While walking off the 18th tee today,
03:01
nearing the end of a pretty difficult and breezy day,
03:03
my caddie said that if golf were easy it wouldn't be fun.
03:06
It was a deep and philosophical comment.
03:08
I wanted to punch him.
03:10
This is my caddie at the time, Lucas Allensworth.
03:12
One of my best buddies.
03:13
He is a very bright guy.
03:15
However, when you're in the midst
03:16
of getting kicked in the head by the golf course,
03:19
you don't want your caddie to remind you
03:21
that it's supposed to be hard.
03:22
At some points, you would like it to be a little bit easy.
03:24
Awesome day for me, September 23rd.
03:26
Today I got my PGA tour card.
03:27
Last season I hit my lowest of lows
03:29
and to be in this position today
03:30
makes me so unbelievably happy.
03:33
Thanks to everyone who didn't give up on me.
03:34
My journey to be a better golfer than tweeter continues.
03:38
#relentless, #25.
03:40
Those are two things that keep me goin'.
03:42
Number 25, my buddy passed away from cancer
03:44
when we were younger.
03:45
It's his basketball number,
03:46
means a lot to me about keeping a positive attitude.
03:49
Relentless, I think some of you guys might know.
03:51
That's been my favorite word for a while.
03:53
Tweets, they are funny.
03:55
They make me laugh, make me feel better.
03:56
However, I would rather be playing
03:59
on the weekend than tweeting.
04:00
Oh, this one.
04:01
Back to reality.
04:02
I tweeted, Play better,
04:03
because there was a picture on my locker
04:05
at the Sony Open in Hawaii,
04:07
and my name is spelled Max Honma, with an n.
04:09
Honma was pretty good,
04:10
I just wish I'd get some residual checks off of it.
04:13
Hopefully they get my name right now,
04:14
but it doesn't matter 'cause I won,
04:15
and they can write whatever they want.
04:17
May 5th, this is the day I won
04:19
the Wells Fargo Championship.
04:21
What's funny about this whole thing,
04:23
I was thinking about this somewhere Saturday night,
04:26
thinking about what I would tweet if I won.
04:28
And I thought, no better GIF
04:31
than the Jordan shrug GIF.
04:37
[upbeat music]
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