2022 British Open: Max Homa, almost a decade later, finally gets to play with Tiger Woods

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It took nearly a decade, but Max Homa finally got his wish. He’s teeing it up with Tiger Woods.

Homa and Woods, along with reigning U.S. Open champion Matthew Fitzpatrick, will be paired together for the first two rounds of the British Open this week in St. Andrews.

Naturally, Homa was thrilled.

It’s hard to blame him — or really anyone, for that matter.

Not only is it a round with Woods, but they get to do it at St. Andrews for the 150th playing of the British Open. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Homa, 31, has won four times in his PGA Tour career — and twice this season alone, both at the Fortinet Championship and the Wells Fargo Championship. He’s currently ranked No. 19 in the Official World Golf Rankings, a career-high, and he’s coming off a T16 finish at the Scottish Open last week. Homa is listed at +5000 on BetMGM to win this week, just ahead of Woods’ +6600.

This pairing, as it turns out, was nine years in the making. Homa actually hit Woods up back in 2013 after he qualified for the U.S. Open after he won the NCAA Championship.

The “golf gods” finally came through for Homa. Regardless of how he plays this week, it was likely worth the wait.

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After asking Tiger Woods to play a practice round back in 2013, Max Homa will finally get his wish this week at the British Open. (Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)