Cal Grad Homa and Former World No. 1 Am Chris Williams to Play in AT&T
Jan. 21, 2014
On Wednesday, Monterey Peninsula Foundation CEO Steve John confirmed that Homa and former No.1 world ranked amateur Chris Williams have received sponsor exemptions to play in the tournament, slated for Feb. 3-9 at the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Spyglass Hill and Pebble Beach.
Homa, who finished T-6 at the Web.com Tour Q-School tournament in December, also received a sponsor exemption to play in the Farmers Insurance Open. Last October, the 23-year-old finished T-9 at the Frys.com Open.
In a Q &A on the PGA Tour website, Homa told John Schwarb that his finish at the Frys was a light-bulb moment.
“When I played at the U.S. Open, I forgot to go up there and try to win,” said Homa, who missed the cut at Merion. “At Frys I played more like I was trying to win this thing and I hung in there. I didn’t play perfect. I played really well, obviously. It was a good learning experience for me to see that I could play well with the big boys and hang in there.”
Williams, a former star at the University of Washington, turned pro after also playing in last year’s U.S. Open. Not long after, he sign a deal with Nike, joining the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
Last year, PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Jordan Spieth received an exemption into the AT&T Pro-Am.