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Billy Hurley III

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/9/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170

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Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 136 Billy Hurley III tossed up a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in today's first round of the Genesis Open, T5 on the live leaderboard.
The 34-year-old is making his fourth visit to Riviera CC, first since a missed cut in 2015, with a lone cash of T24 in 2014 (70-71-74-69). This is his eighth start of the season and has two top 20s among five cashes, including a season-best T15 at the OHL Classic. The U.S. Naval Academy grad found seven (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, posting 1.400 putts per GIR and 24 putts total. He kicked off with back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11, the latter from 15'1", before dropping one at the par-4 15th (failed scramble). The Virginia native connected three straight on holes 1-3, including a long of 16'11" for birdie-2 at 2, added a sixth birdie at the par-4 seventh, before walking off with bogey-5 at nine (failed sand save). Feb 16 - 4:17 PM

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Billy Hurley III cruised to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-31=64 during round one of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

BH3 warmed up his sticks last week with a 29th-place finish (of 32) at the SBS Tournament of Champions. All four rounds were posted at 72 or worse, but it appears he's successfully shaken off the rust. Today, he landed 14 greens in regulation and let his short game go to work from there. BH3 connected on three putts from the 13-to-16 foot range and then holed out an 11'7" birdie from the fringe, as well. Hurley III has been very good at holding onto early momentum during the course of his career. He's found himself inside the top 10 after R1 on seven occasions and he went on to post top 10s in five of those events. That includes his victory at the 2016 Quicken Loans National where he was T3 after day one.
Jan 12 - 10:10 PM

Billy Hurley III ranks 95th in the FedExCup race ahead of the 2017 portion of the 2016-17 campaign.

BH3 had a breakout season last year, winning the Quicken Loans National en route to a 55th-place finish in the FEC standings. On the whole, he went 13-for-20 last year and has opened the 2016-17 season with a 2-for-3 start. That puts his career cuts-made ratio over 50%, as he's now 58-for-115 (50.4%). As a result of his victory, Hurley III will play 2017 with a little less stress knowing his status is secure through the 2017-18 season. In addition, he will also make his debut at Augusta National come April.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 01:24:00 PM

Prior to his opening tee time, Billy Hurley III backed out of the field at this week's Safeway Open, citing a hip injury. Tag Ridings will take his place playing with Smylie Kaufman and Peter Malnati.

The Naval Academy product has a clean card in terms of mid-tournament WDs (in 112 starts), and it will stay that way since this WD came before his opening tee time. BH3 finished the 2015-16 season ranked 55th in the FedExCup standings, in large part due to his victory at the Quicken Loans National. Despite not having injury troubles in the past, gamers should keep a close eye on the 34-year-old's health moving forward.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 04:01:00 PM

Billy Hurley III rounded out his week at the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 1-under-par 36-34=70, reaching 9-under 275 at week's end, good for T9 on the live leaderboard.

BH3 split just nine (of 14) fairways on the day, his lowest tally of the week, still ranking T6 in fairways hit on the week. He really used his short game to grind out this round, gaining 0.947 strokes around-the-green and 1.321 strokes putting to make up for poor approach play. With this finish, his live FedExCup projection jumps from 77th to 51st, meaning he punches his ticket to Crooked Stick for next week's BMW Championship. It will be the 34-year-old's debut at the event.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 01:19:00 PM

Billy Hurley III coasted to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-34=67 during the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, making camp just two strokes off the early clubhouse leaders.

BH3 did well to keep it in the short grass, splitting 11 (of 14) fairways to set up 14 GIR. Most of his damage was done with the flat stick, though, rolling in six putts from outside six feet. That included three par saves from 7-to-12 feet but most notable was a 15'8" birdie splash at the par-3 eighth. It's unlikely that the 34-year-old can maintain 1.75 strokes gained putting as the week progresses, so he'll need to find a new way to score in rounds two through four.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 06:47:00 PM

Fresh off his first career victory, Billy Hurley III opened his week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with a 1-under-par 34-35=69.

No one would have faulted the Naval Academy grad for having an emotional letdown week after the big win last week, but it's smooth sailing through day one. His strength last week was the approach game and he continued to showcase that skill today. Most notable was his 203-yard tee shot at the par-3 15th, landing it to 23 inches for a tap-in birdie. Despite draining a 59'1" birdie bomb at the par-4 eighth, he still walked off the course with a negative strokes gained putting. That was in large part due to a four-pack of putts missed from inside nine feet. Hurley III is T9 on the live leaderboard, in great position through round one of his WGC debut.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Overnight leader and sponsor invite Billy Hurley III steadied a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in today's final round of the Quicken Loans National for a 72-hole aggregate of 17-under 267, good for a three-shot win over Hall of Famer Vijay Singh and his first PGA TOUR title in his 104th career start.

The Naval Academy grad and 607th-ranked player in the world co-led thru 36 holes after opening his fifth appearance in 66-65, and took a two-shot lead into the finale over Hall of Famer and playing competitor Ernie Els after a third-round 67. He went out in 1-under, erasing bogey at the second with birdies on Nos. 1 and 9, but Els had climbed to within one at the break. The 34-year-old 3-putted the par-4 12th (from 28 feet) for bogey-5, but with the shot of his life, he pitched-in from 35 yards away at the 15th for birdie-3 and backed it up with a 27'3" birdie putt on the par-5 16th. Playing this season on conditional status, the Maryland resident is now fully exempt on TOUR thru the 2017-18 season and among other goodies, secures a spot in The Open Championship in three weeks at Royal Troon. He improves to 1-for-3 when the 36-hole leader/co-leader and 1-for-2 when leading/co-leading after 54 holes.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 06:34:00 PM

Overnight co-leader and sponsor invite Billy Hurley III fashioned a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-34=67 in today's third round of the Quicken Loans National to post 15-under 198, good for a two-shot lead over Hall of Famer Ernie Els and breaking the previous 54-hole tournament record of 199 (Troy Merritt/Kevin Chappell, 2015).

The 34-year-old co-led with playing competitor Jon Rahm on 11-under after opening in 66-65. It was his third 36-hole lead/co-lead in his 104th career start, first since the 2014 Greenbrier where he eventually finished T4. The Maryland resident striped 10 (of 14) fairways and peppered 14 greens in regulation, posting 3.670 in SG: Tee-to-Green. Thru 54 holes, he leads in the latter with a cumulative 13.547. Hurley III circled four, three from inside of nine feet with a long of 14'8" at the par-4 14th that completed his scoring. Playing this season on conditional status, he entered the week 198th in the FedExCup standings. His career best on TOUR is T4 two times, most recently T4 at the 2014 Greenbrier and also here in 2012.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 06:04:00 PM

Billy Hurley III scorched Congressional Country Club with a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in round two of the Quicken Loans National, giving him a piece of the 36-hole lead at 11-under 131.

BH3 is taking full advantage of local knowledge here at Congressional CC, gaining 7.980 strokes over the field with his approach game thus far. With his irons dialed in, it's just a matter of making some putts and that's exactly what he did today after missing his fair share on day one. During round two, he splashed home four putts from outside eight feet, the longest being a 13'8" birdie roll at the par-5 ninth hole. Gamers who followed the local or course history narratives are getting rewarded handsomely through two rounds. The Annapolis, Maryland, resident entered the week ranked 198th in the FedExCup race, but we can throw any notion of form out the window this week as Hurley III clearly loves the layout at Congressional.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 06:42:00 PM

Teeing it up just 45 miles from home, Billy Hurley III raced out to a 5-under-par 33-33=66 during round one of the Quicken Loans National.

The Annapolis, Maryland, resident opened on the back nine with bogeys in two of his first five holes. He missed the green in regulation on both holes and failed to get up and down. He bounced back nicely after the slow start, finishing the round at 6-under over his last 13 holes. That included a three-hole birdie train which started at the par-5 16th hole and helped DFS owners quite a bit. His longest birdie conversion came from 8'2" and he actually walked off the course losing strokes with the putter (-0.67). The United State Naval Academy product owns a pair of top 10s at Congressional Country Club and it appears the home cooking is working in his favor yet again this week.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Billy Hurley III crushed the field with rounds of 9-under-par 67-68=135 at today's U.S. Open sectional qualifier held at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. Joining him at Oakmont Country Club next week will be Chase Parker and Denny McCarthy.

With 55 playing at this location, only three spots were up for grabs. The U.S. Naval Academy, BH3, grad took care of business with 10 birdies over two rounds, swallowing just one bogey along the way. He will be making his third career U.S. Open appearance (T48/2014; MC/2015). The University of Kentucky product Chase Parker fired a 6-under-par 71-67=138 to punch his ticket. It will be his first taste of PGA TOUR action. Denny McCarthy (71-67) was the local favorite as a Takoma Park native, and he will be now be making his second straight U.S. Open appearance (T42/2015). He's currently 7-for-9 on the Tour this season with four top 30s. Notables that did not punch their ticket include: 142--Steve Wheatcroft...145--Nicholas Thompson...148--Chad Collins...151--John Mallinger.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 08:13:00 PM

Billy Hurley III fashioned a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson for a two-day total of 6-under 134, up 48 spots on the live leaderboard to T21.

Playing this season on conditional status, 65 is the 33-year-old's season best in 24 rounds and his best on TOUR since this tourney last year, where he also shot a second-round 65, 47 laps ago. Unfortunately, he sandwiched it with 73 and 72, departing after 54 holes. The U.S. Naval Academy grad kicked off his fifth appearance this week with a six-birdie effort in R1, but squared five bogeys for 69. He circled six again in R2, but limited the damage to a lone bogey on the par-4 14th. Hurley III hit 14 greens in regulation with all six of his conversions dropping from between four and 10 feet.
Fri, May 20, 2016 06:02:00 PM

Billy Hurley III is back in action at this week's Valspar Championship, following three weeks of recess.

BH3 was last seen grabbing a T51 paycheck at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. It puts him at 2-for-3 on the season ahead of this week's battle with Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course. Hurley III has seen this venue twice, with a MC and T17 over the past two editions. Considering the lack of distance required around this track, this would be a good week for BH3 to get back into contention. The lack of form is the only angle holding him back right now, but he still makes for a nice sleeper selection this week in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 08:40:00 AM

Billy Hurley III looks to right the ship as soon as the calendar flips to 2016.

BH3 finished the 2014-15 season with a 14-for-28 record to finish 136th in the FedExCup standings. Through the fall portion of the new season, he is just 1-for-2 with nothing better than a T63. Hurley III is proving to be a coin-flip every time he tees it up, which is less than ideal for gamers moving forward.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 08:32:00 AM