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Homa's Sunday plan: 'Remind myself I'm a dog and I'm ready for this'

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Max Homa isn't lacking confidence heading into Sunday as he looks to make a major breakthrough at Augusta National.

Despite just one career top-10 finish in a major, the World No. 11 finds himself only two shots off Scottie Scheffler's lead with 18 holes to play at the Masters.

His mindset as he enters the day trying to chase down the top player in the world, who's looking for his second green jacket, is actually quite refreshing and simple.

"Remind myself I'm a dog and I'm ready for this," Homa told ASAP Sports following a third-round 73. "If I catch myself thinking about what could go wrong, I let myself dream about what could go right. I don't know what's going to happen tomorrow. I didn't know what was going to happen today."

Homa entered Saturday's action tied for the lead and going off in the final group. The 33-year-old somehow managed to get to the house with a 1-over total despite not making a birdie all day - a testament to his superior ball-striking but also an indictment of his putting over the 18 holes.

"If you told me I made no birdies today, I would have thought I imploded," Homa admitted.

While Homa doesn't have significant major success to draw on, he can lean on the fact he's one of the best closers on the PGA TOUR. When he's in contention, he almost always seals the deal, with six wins on TOUR (but just one runner-up and two third-place showings outside of that).

Homa's either maintained or improved his position on the final day of a tournament a whopping 85% of the time this season. With only two men ahead of him entering Sunday at Augusta, if that trend continues, it could very well result in a green jacket.

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