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Billy Hurley III |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/9/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170
College: U.S. Naval Academy

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Billy Hurley III tees it up in his second Tour Championship and enters the tournament 26th on the Finals money list thru the first three events.
In a tumultuous third season on the PGA TOUR, which included the tragic death of his father in August, Hurley III went 14-for-28 with just one top 10 (T8, CIMB Classic). He finished No. 136 in the final FedExCup standings --good for conditional status in 2015-16-- and 148th in money with $591,450. The season prior, he finished 97th in FEC points and 91st in earnings at $1,145,299. Two times a Tour grad (2011, 2013), BH3 opened his second Finals series with T35-CUT and T9 at last week's Nationwide Children's Championship, where he played his final three rounds at par-or-better (71-69-69). The 33-year-old went T8 (66-70-70-68) at the 2013 Tour Championship in his only other appearance. Sep 30 - 7:23 AM

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Billy Hurley III arrived at the halfway point of the Wyndham Championship in 1-under-par 69-70=139 and will miss the cut.

It's going to be one or two strokes too many, so one of the potential stories of the week has gone by the boards. Of course, Hurley III was making his first start since the death of his father, who committed suicide just 10 days ago. Before the tournament, BH3 said that he wouldn't be competing if he wasn't playing for his job. Indeed, at 131st in the FedExCup points upon arrival, he's going to miss the Playoffs and will be relegated to attempt to regain fully exempt status at the Tour Finals. He'll have conditional status at worse on the PGA TOUR next season, which is something, but that would negatively impact his fantasy value. Obviously, there are more important things than that right now, but there will come a point in time for full-season gamers when a decision to invest or lay off will occur.
Aug 21 - 2:51 PM

Billy Hurley III is included in the published field of next week's Wyndham Championship.

If you're wondering why, he's 129th in the FedExCup standings and 144th in earnings, so his status for next season is still undetermined. However, if you're going to circle a touring professional who can compartmentalize following the personal tragedy that he suffered this week, you'd probably point to a former full-time serviceman in the Armed Forces. But wouldn't you know it, the Naval Academy product is 0-for-2 at Sedgefield Country Club. If he remains committed, it's arguably going to be the most difficult start of his career.
Aug 14 - 6:48 PM

Billy Hurley III's father died on Tuesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Loudoun Country, Virginia.

By now, you know the story of how William Hurley went missing, and then was located in a library in Texas watching his son play in the Quicken Loans National. BH3 went on to place T25 as a late entry at the Barracuda Championship. Today, the golfer released the following statement: "I want to thank the PGA Tour, the greater golf media and all those who provided their support, prayers and encouragement. "The PGA TOUR community has always taken great care of us, and my family and I are very grateful for that. As soon as I am able, I will return to golf and will provide further comment." For the record, Hurley III is 129th in the FedExCup standings and 144th on the money list.
Aug 13 - 12:18 PM

Billy Hurley III rung up 13 points in the third round of the Barracuda Championship to post a 54-hole total of 28, five points back of the leader in the clubhouse Retief Goosen.

Hurley III began the day at 15 points (T31) and 11 points back of 36-hole, co-leaders Brendan Steele and Andres Gonzales. In his fifth career round at Montrêux G&CC, he camouflaged one bogey at the par-4 15th --minus-1 point in the Modified Stableford scoring format-- with seven birdies, including three consecutive to conclude his loop. The 33-year-old striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, registering 1.571 putts per GIR. He circled par breakers on Nos. 2, 3, 8 and 13 to augment his golf equivalent of a turkey at the end. His set included four conversions from outside of six feet, with a long of 13'9" at the par-4 17th. With just one top 10 on the season in 26 starts, Hurley III entered the week 131st in the FedExCup standings.
Aug 8 - 7:08 PM

Billy Hurley III totaled 12 points in his opening round of the Barracuda Championship, finishing three points off the clubhouse lead.

Talk about capitalizing on a last-minute decision. Hurley III was a late entry into the field of 132 in Reno, and he's made it count early. He circled four birdies on his first six holes. That set featured three straight with a nine-yard hole-out from the rough at the par-4 12th sandwiched by conventional conversions ranging 13-16 feet at Nos. 11 and 13. After a drought that included two bogeys on his inward half but also a par save from 12'3" at the par-3 third, BH3 birdied his final three holes, including rolls of 10'9" at the par-3 seventh and a walk-off birdie-3 from 28'9" at 9. At last check, he ranked second in the field in strokes gained: putting for the round at 4.083.
Aug 6 - 5:11 PM

Billy Hurley III has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

He was a late entry, and you could see it coming after his father was located in Texas. With a T46 in the book at the Quicken Loans National, Hurley III is 131st in the FedExCup standings and 143rd on the money list. He'll be making his second appearance at Montrêux Golf and Country Club after missing the cut in 2012. That was the first edition that employed the Modified Stableford scoring system.
Aug 3 - 11:50 AM

Billy Hurley III added a 1-under-par 38-32=70 in today's second round of the Quicken Loans National to post 2-under 140 at the midpoint, low enough to make the cut.

Hurley III's ball-striking guided him to both red numbers at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club thus far. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation today en route to three birdies against two bogeys. His longest conversion ran 15'3" at the par-4 13th hole. In better news, BH3's father has been found. This is the entire press release from the Police Department in Leesburg, Virginia, where a missing person report was filed: "Willard (Bill) Hurley was located safe and sound this afternoon in Texas after a citizen recognized him from earlier media releases. The citizen contacted the local police department who responded to confirm his identity. Mr. Hurley left his residence in Leesburg on Sunday July 19, 2015 and was reported as missing by his family on Monday July 27, 2015. Mr. Hurley stated to our Detective that he is fine physically and is simply travelling. Mr. Hurley did not wish to reveal the reasons behind his departure."

Billy Hurley III toured Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in 1-under-par 37-33=70 in today's opening round of the Quicken Loans National.

The score is significant only as it concerns his status. Hurley III is 132nd in the FedExCup standings and 145th on the money list, so despite the fact that he's dealing with the personal challenge of his missing father, he's focused on the job at hand. After opening bogey-par-bogey today, BH3 connected for a par save from 15'5" at the par-4 13th. That probably helped settled any nerves he had as he then traded four birdies with one bogey the rest of the way. All three of his birdies coming in found the target from outside 12 feet. Before his round, Hurley III wrote the following on Twitter: "Completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from @PGATOUR family and friends. Nothing new on my dad. Time to #FireItUp for Rd 1." At last check, he sat T54 on the leaderboard.
Jul 30 - 5:40 PM

In his press conference today for the Quicken Loans National, Billy Hurley III announced that the whereabouts of his father, Willard, are unknown.

The following is an excerpt courtesy of Hurley III said, "Last Sunday, nine days ago, my dad took some clothes, he took some cash, he got in his truck and drove away and no one has heard from him since. So he’s been gone about nine days, I guess. No one really knows why. It’s complete speculation as to why he left. He’s been married to my mom for 30-plus years. You know, they still live in the house that I grew up in in Leesburg and I’m just hoping that there’s a story that maybe he goes to to check my tee time or check my score and sees this and understands that dad, we love you and we want you to come home." Hurley III is scheduled to go off the 10th tee at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club at 7:37 a.m. ET. He's outside the top 130 in both FedExCup points and earnings, so the timing of this emotional turmoil is terrible as it concerns his objective to retain status on the PGA TOUR, but he's still planning on competing.
Jul 28 - 2:36 PM

Billy Hurley III prepares for his second RBC Canadian Open and enters the week slotted 130th in the FedExCup standings.

In his only other playing of the RBC, Hurley III missed the cut in the 2012 edition held at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. The 33-year-old finished 97th in the FedExCup standings in 2013-14 and enters the Canadian Open outside of the Top 125. Inclusive of this week's TOUR stop, five tournaments remain before the FedExCup playoffs begin, so he has work to do. Hurley III is batting .500 on the season, with 12 cashes on 24 starts. His season-best and lone top 10 is T8 at the CIMB Classic back in November. He recorded an ace at the par-3 sixth in the third round of last week's inaugural Barbasol Championship. It was his only par breaker on the round and he wound up finishing a distant T72.
Jul 21 - 11:28 AM

Billy Hurley III has been removed from the published field of this week's Travelers Championship.

At 118th in the FedExCup standings, it's an interesting decision, but he could be worse off. Hurley III missed the cut at the U.S. Open to end a consecutive cuts made streak at four.
Jun 22 - 12:20 PM

Billy Hurley III is headed back to the U.S. Open after sharing medalist honors at today's section qualifier at Woodmont Country Club's North Course in Rockville, Maryland.

Hurley III opened with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 66 that featured an eagle-2 and four birdies. He offset three bogeys with as many birdies in his second loop. Denny McCarthy, an outgoing senior at the University of Virginia, also posted 6-under 138, with an eagle-3, nine birdies, three bogeys and a double. McCarthy is currently 17th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. The final of the three berths up for grabs went to Tim O'Neal. He and Joshua Persons finished regulation in 2-under 142, but O'Neal birdied the third playoff hole to qualify. Notables that failed at this site include: 143--Steve Wheatcroft; Chad Collins ... 144--Jeff Gove ... 146--Michael Thompson ... 157--Mark Hubbard.
Jun 8 - 7:48 PM

Billy Hurley III painted a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 in today's opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship, finishing two swings adrift of the clubhouse lead.

It's been a long time since we've heard from the 32-year-old, so this is extremely encouraging. He piped nine (of 14) fairways and totaled 14 greens in regulation en route to five birdies. All 18 of his conversions were from inside 10 feet. At last check, he ranked third in the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green at 4.183. This is his lowest aggregate since a second-round 66 at par-70 Waialae Country Club almost four months ago.
May 14 - 6:40 PM

Billy Hurley III turns his attention to the Quail Hollow Club for this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Hurley III is 6-for-16 on the PGA TOUR season with three top 25s, the last coming in the T17 variety at the Valspar Championship in March. The 32-year-old limps into the Wells Fargo missing six of his last eight cuts, including three straight. At 130th in the FedExCup standings, the Naval Academy grad is in dire need of FedExCup points but will be hard-pressed to make a deposit at Quail Hollow where he's yet to break par, albeit in just four-career rounds.
May 12 - 6:19 PM