Professional golfer Max Homa of Valencia will throw the ceremonial first pitch before Friday evening’s Los Angeles Dodgers-Washington Nationals game, five days after his first victory on the PGA Tour.
The 28-year-old Homa entered Sunday’s final round of the $7.9 million Wells Fargo Championship among three golfers tied for the lead, then shot a 5-under-par 67 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a three-shot victory over Joel Dahmen.
Homa received $1.422 million for the victory and a spot in the PGA Championship, which begins Thursday, and next year’s Masters, neither of which he has played in. His previous best finish was a tie for sixth at the 2015 Sony Open in Hawaii.
Homa is a 2009 graduate of Valencia High School. He won the NCAA men’s individual championship in 2013 while playing for California.
Homa missed the cut in six of his first seven tournaments this season. He lost his PGA Tour card following the 2016-17 season when he missed the cut in 15 of 17 tournaments. He regained his card for the 2018-19 season with a 15th-place finish on the Web.com Tour Finals money list in 2018.
The customary Friday night postgame fireworks show will be set to music of U2 to mark the 59th birthday of the Irish rock band’s lead vocalist Bono.
Fans will be invited onto the field to watch the show, which will take place before 11 p.m. and is subject to cancellation if the game lasts too long.
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