Max Homma reveals his innovative dining routine in Napa

Max Homa with his wife Lacey after winning the 2021 Fortinet Championship.

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Napa Valley was good for Max Homma. The 31-year-old, who hails from Burbank, California, won the Fortinet last year at the Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, and is on track to repeat his win at this year’s event.

What’s the secret to Homa’s continued success here? According to his comments on Friday, the key is to follow his wife Lacey’s eating advice.

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After completing a second inning of 67 that left him tied with Danny Willett for the Fortinet lead halfway through, Homma met with reporters for a quick interview.

Just before the interview ended and he headed to the locker room, PGA Tour writer Cameron Morfitt asked Homma one last question: Does he follow the same winning routine he used at Fortinet last year, including eating out at the same restaurants? Before Morfit could finish his question, Homa gave his answer:

“I go wherever my wife tells me,” said Homa, smiling, laughing from the room. “So I guess I kept the same.”

Then another reporter shot him at a follower, asking specifically about the restaurants that Homa’s wife “dragged” him to.

“Don’t say ‘pull,'” said Homa. “I’ll get in trouble.” “We went to Ad Hoc…Bottega, and you didn’t pull me into this, we went to the French Laundry for dinner with the tour. That’s really cool.”

For the record, Lace Homma clearly knows what she’s talking about when it comes to good eating. The three Michelin-starred French Laundry and Ad Hoc are the creations of legendary American chef Thomas Keller.

We’ll have to wait until Saturday night to find out where to eat in Homas after round two. Homa kicks off for Round Three along with co-captain Willett at 4:55 p.m. ET.

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