Caddie Joe Greiner recaps Wells Fargo Championship win with Max Homa
With a final-round, 4-under 67 at Quail Hollow on Sunday, Max Homa earned his first PGA Tour victory in the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship.
Caddie Joe Greiner was there every step of the way, keeping Homa cool and collected the entire week.
Greiner spent Monday traveling back home to California, but checked in with The Caddie Network on Monday night to give a little insight into the week that was. Check it out in the video above.
Caddies praise the Wells Fargo Championship annually for being one of the most hospitable stops on Tour for the loopers. The tournament’s respect for caddies was on display Sunday evening, as even Greiner was awarded a little hardware for guiding Homa to the win.
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— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 6, 2019
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— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) May 6, 2019
Obviously any win on the PGA Tour is special, but there’s something a little extra that goes with the first one. And that goes double for Homa having pulled it off with Greiner by his side. The two have history.
This was the second win for Greiner, who was on the bag for Kevin Chappell when he won the 2017 Valero Texas Open.
But before working with Chappell, Greiner was Homa’s first caddie on the PGA Tour back in 2013.
Greiner was a solid player himself and spent years playing mini tours. He even competed with Homa in Santa Clarita Valley and the two were friends.
In a 2014 interview, Homa was asked who he relies on most. Here’s what he had to say: “Joe (Greiner), my caddie, because he is very knowledgeable about my game and can help (me) considerably.”
That was certainly the case at Quail Hollow.
Homa and Greiner — the first time around — spent one season together.
Greiner picked up the bag for Chappell, one of his best friends in February 2016.
In November 2018, Chappell had back surgery and hasn’t played since the Mayakoba Classic ended on November 11. That’s what set the wheels in motion for Greiner to reconnect with Homa.
There’s no doubt about it: reconnecting with Greiner has paid off for Homa.
From the Associated Press:
“Joe stayed with me until it became financially irresponsible for him to work for me,” Homa said.
Chappell had back surgery and is out until the fall, and Homa brought him back.
“My attitude is awesome nowadays,” he said. “I don’t really get too down on myself. I have an awesome, awesome caddie that doesn’t let me. If I’m quiet, he yells at me and tells me quiet golfers are usually very mean to themselves, so we have a good thing going.”