Morikawa Wins Golf Tourney, $1.8 Million

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Former La Cañada High School star Collin Morikawa won the WGC-Workday Championship in Florida on Sunday. The former Spartan won $1.82 million and became only the second golfer (along with Tiger Woods) to win a WGC event and a major championship before turning 25 years old.

Golfers competing at the World Golf Championship event at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida, last Sunday paid tribute to Tiger Woods — who is recovering from injuries following a car accident — by wearing his signature red shirt and black pants.
La Cañada Flintridge native Collin Morikawa planned on doing the same but his threads didn’t arrive on time due to a shipping delay, forcing him to honor the legendary athlete a different way.
“My agent said even though the shirt wasn’t there, go out there and play like Tiger would with the lead,” he said. “I think I did.”
Morikawa, 24, held on to win the WGC-Workday Championship and claim his fourth PGA Tour title. He carried a 54-hole lead and finished 18-under par, edging out Viktor Hovland, Brooks Koepka and Billy Horschel, all of whom tied for second at 15-under.
“No matter what anyone says, sleeping on a lead has its pressure, has its nerves,” said Morikawa, who bagged $1.82 million with the victory. “But I was excited to get back in contention, to have a chance to win. It’s something that I miss. Obviously, I haven’t had it for a while, but this is what we love to do. We love to win.”
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Firefighters Honored for Hurricane Assistance

The Pasadena Fire Foundation Board of Directors includes (from left) Bob Baderian, Willie Wright, Anita Arnold, Joshua Driskell, Chief Bertral Washington, Ron Berry, Carla Buigues, Daniel Arias, Jinghuan Liu Tervalon and Lisa Derderian.
The Pasadena Fire Foundation Board of Directors includes (from left) Bob Baderian, Willie Wright, Anita Arnold, Joshua Driskell, Chief Bertral Washington, Ron Berry, Carla Buigues, Daniel Arias, Jinghuan Liu Tervalon and Lisa Derderian.

The Pasadena Fire Foundation honored nine firefighters who, on their own time and together with the organization Reach Out World Wide, traveled to hurricane ravaged areas in Puerto Rico and Florida to assist with relief efforts. Continue reading “Firefighters Honored for Hurricane Assistance”