Who's who in golf - Billy Horschel


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Name: - William John "Billy" Horschel
Country: - USA
Born : - December 7, 1986 in Grant, Brevard County, Florida.
Original Home/Club: - University of Florida, Gainsville.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2009
Web Address: - http://www.billyhorschelgolf.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Ping, Titleist, Footjoy, Ralph Lauren, Zurich.

Roll of Honour

Walker Cup player (2007). FedEx Cup Champion (2014). Multiple wins on the US PGA Tour.


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Horschel attended the University of Florida in Gainsville, where he competed for the Florida Gators men's golf team from 2006-09. In the US Amateur championship in 2006, held at Hazeltine National, he shot an 18-hole tournament record 60 in his opening round, followed by a second round 75. He did not make it past the third round of match play. During his university amateur career Horschel was a four-time All-American golfer, which included three first-team honours.

After turning professional in 2009 Horschel required four trips to Qualifying School to keep his PGA Tour card alive from 2009 thru' 2013. His breakthrough win came in his 61st PGA Tour start at the 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Following the success in 2013, Horschel seriously got the golfing world's attention in 2014, winning two of the four FedEx Cup playoff events. These back-to-back wins in the BMW and Tour Championships were richly rewarded with the FedEx Cup itself and £10 million winners bonus. Two days after winning the FedExp Cup, Horschel became a father for the first time. Not a September he is ever likely to forget.


Top tournaments won by Billy Horschel

2018Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicTPC Louisiana266 (-22)$1,036,000
Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Apr 26-29; two-man team event: betterball rounds 1&3; alternate shot rounds 2&4). Second-placed Jason Dufner (USA) & Pat Perez (USA) finished 1 shot behind the winning team of Billy Horschel (USA) & Scott Piercy (USA). [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].
2017Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipTPC Las Colinas268 (-12)$1,350,000
Played as the AT&T Byron Nelson (May 18-21). Horschel (USA) beat Jason Day (Aus) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].
2014Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Conway Farms266 (-14)$1,440,000
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 4-7; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Bubba Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Horschel (USA). [Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Illinois].
2014Men AwardsFedExCup - PGA Tr4,750 pts$10 million
Horschel (USA) won the PGA Tour season-long points chase, to capture the FedExCup and $10 million bonus. Chris Kirk (USA) was second with 3,100 pts; Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) was third with 3,050 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned during the regular PGA Tour season and in the four playoff events.
2014Men AmericaTour Championship (PGA Tr)East Lake GC269 (-11)$1,440,000
Played as the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola (Sept 11-14; last of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Jim Furyk (USA) and Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) finished 3 shots behind Horschel (USA). Horschel recorded back-to-back wins in the FedExCup playoffs and gained enough points to win the season-long FedEx Cup and associated $10 million bonus. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].
2013Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicTPC Louisiana268 (-20)$1,188,000
Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 25-28). Second-placed D.A. Points (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Horschel (USA). Horschel's 27-foot putt on the 72nd hole gave him outright victory, and a final round course-record 64. [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].

 

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