Valspar Championship

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Palm Harbor, Florida, USA

Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead)

Max Homa

Quick Quotes

Q. 66 today, excellent start. If we can get some comments on your day.

MAX HOMA: Yeah, thanks, it was really solid golf. Got off to a great start. Kind of did everything well. Short game put me in good spots to save pars when I got out of position. I made a lot of mid length to longer putts finally, hadn't done that in a while. I drove it well. It was fairly stress-free because this course will get you if you get out in the trees.

Q. Anything that you found in the putting today or is it just they were falling today?

MAX HOMA: Just falling. I've been putting pretty well overall. We have been focusing, my caddie and I, a bit more on the longer putts, 10, 12 feet and out, just because I putt really well inside six feet statistically and I don't make that equivalent of putts past that as far as the TOUR average would go. So we have just been hitting some longer ones and just trying to see more go in in practice. And, yeah, speed was good, but I guess we were just maybe more specific in the reads, not really sure, but they just started going in.

Q. Talk about the conditions that you guys played in. Hot this afternoon.

MAX HOMA: Yeah, it was really hot. I felt like we got lucky a little bit in the south recently and we're back to the muggy heat that you would expect. But other than that, the wind wasn't too bad, it was a little bit -- it feels like it swirls around here, but other than that it's one of the more easier weather days I've probably had playing this golf course, so that made it scorable. But I'm looking forward to the morning, hopefully it's a little cooler.

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