Who's who: Billy Horschel

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Who's who: Billy Horschel

  • Name:

    William John "Billy" Horschel
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Dec 7, 1986 in Grant, Brevard County, Florida.
  • Original/Home Club:

    University of Florida, Gainsville.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2009
  • Website:

    https://www.billyhorschelgolf.com

Roll of Honour

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

Did you know?

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

2018
America
266 (-22)
$1,036,000
Zurich

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Horschel, Billy

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$1,036,000

Title sponsor

Zurich

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].

2017
America
268 (-12)
$1,350,000
AT&T

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Horschel, Billy

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

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].

2014
America
269 (-11)
$1,440,000
Coca-Cola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Horschel, Billy

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

Coca-Cola

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].

2014
Awards
4,750 pts
$10 million
FedEx

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Horschel, Billy

Venue

Score

4,750 pts

Prize money

$10 million

Title sponsor

FedEx

Billy Horschel (USA) won the PGA Tour 2013-14 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.

2014
America
Conway Farms
266 (-14)
$1,440,000
BMW

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Horschel, Billy

Venue

Conway Farms

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 4-7; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Bubba Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Billy Horschel (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Illinois].

2013
America
268 (-20)
$1,188,000
Zurich

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Horschel, Billy

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$1,188,000

Title sponsor

Zurich

Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 25-28). Second-placed D.A. Points (USA) finished 1 shot behind 26-year-old Billy Horschel (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. 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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