May 9th, 2022
Homa holds off Bradley for Wells Fargo win
American secures his second win of the season in Maryland
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Homa started the final round two behind the former US PGA champion but errors from both players and, in particular, Bradley produced a scrappy battle down the stretch.
The 31-year-old American started the day at TPC Potomac two shots behind Keegan Bradley but very quickly found himself leading. Homa birdied the first and took the lead on the second hole after Bradley made a double-bogey.
Bradley fought back with three birdies in four holes from the 5th tee to regain the lead but it was short-lived. When Homa birdied the 9th and 10th holes and Bradley had his second double-bogey, the lead was three shots.
After trading blows over the next six holes, Homa found himself just one shot ahead, standing on the 18th tee. Homa found the fairway off the tee while Bradley strayed right into a fairway bunker. When Bradley failed to find the green, Homa was able to close out victory with a safe par.
"It feels good," said Homa. "I'm coming into my own and starting to believe in myself and that's all I can ask for."
Bradley bogeyed the final hole for a two-over 72, which dropped him into a tie for second with Cameron Young and Matt Fitzpatrick.
Bradley will look back at the event as a wasted opportunity to post his first victory in four years.
"I didn't play my best golf," he said. “I’m pretty bummed. I felt pretty good about this one."
Rory McIlroy finished with a second 68 over the weekend to sit alone in fifth on six-under-par.