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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 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." Jul 31 - 5:18 PM

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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 USATODAY.com. 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 PGATOUR.com 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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.
Source: USOpen.com
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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 12 - 6:19 PM

Billy Hurley III makes his second visit to the RBC Heritage and enters the week 110th in the FedExCup rankings.

Hurley III was T4 (3-under-par) after 54 holes in his HHI debut last year but faded to a 73-72 over the weekend to finish T31. He's 6-for-14 on the season with three top 25s but only one of those has come in his last 10 starts (T17, Valspar). Remarkably, he's 14th on TOUR in proximity to hole despite ranking 204th in driving distance at 261.1 yards.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 15 - 6:31 PM

Billy Hurley III battled for a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the Valspar Championship to reach the 54-hole mark at 3-under 210.

BH3 spread five birdies and four bogeys across Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course, with four of those birdies falling from between nine and 15 feet. He landed an impressive 13 GIR on a course that was playing difficult all day. He is on the top-10 bubble as play winds down on Saturday, so securing a top-10 finish will certainly be a goal for him on Sunday.
Mar 14 - 4:18 PM

Billy Hurley III carded a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in his opening round of the Valspar Championship, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Luke Donald's lookalike has been quiet of late. He's just 2-for-6 in 2015 with no better than a T45 at Pebble Beach four weeks ago. That's also the last time that he signed for a score below par (final-round 70). Today at Copperhead, he traded four birdies with two bogeys. Hurley III's highlights occurred at the par-4 seventh and par-3 13th holes where he circled birdies measuring 37'10" and 25'5", respectively.
Mar 12 - 1:14 PM

Billy Hurley III tied for 45th place last week and now turns his attention to the Northern Trust Open.

BH3 has posted two rounds in red numbers in six career tries at Riviera Country Club. They both occurred last year on his way to a T52 finish. The United States Naval Academy product is 4-for-8 on the season but hasn't finished inside the top 40 since the calendar struck 2015. Games can likely take a pass this week and not lose any sleep over it.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 18 - 8:12 PM

Billy Hurley III missed the cut in his 2014 Humana Challenge debut but returns this week for a shot at revenge.

BH3 arrives this week ranked 78th in the FedExCup standings thanks to a pair of early-season top 25s. He prefers accuracy over distance so these short courses should be right up his alley. Gamers won't want to lead with Hurley III this week but he certainly makes for a nice DFS sleeper.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 21 - 9:45 AM

Billy Hurley III got off to a quick start during the Fall Series, posting two top 25s on the way to his current position of 66th in the FedExCup standings.

BH3 earned his first trip to the Playoffs last season, thanks to a career year sparked by 17 cuts made, including four top 10s. His 2014-15 season got off to an 0-for-2 start before turning in a T8 at the CIMB Classic and following it up with a T23 in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Fairways and greens is the mantra held by Hurley III, which makes short, tight courses the ideal fit to target him.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 08:59:00 AM

Billy Hurley III settled for a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in his final round of the CIMB Classic.

His only birdie occurred on his last hole, the par-5 18th at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. Hurley III held the outright lead at the midpoint with a pair of 5-under 67s, but he closed 71-73. So, his first victory on the PGA TOUR will have to wait. The good news is that at 10-under 278, he finished with a share of eighth place, thus ending his drought without a top-55 finish at seven consecutive starts.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 02:04:00 AM