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Billy Horschel

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 175

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Billy Horschel coasted to a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-34=66 during the opening round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, good for a share of the early lead alongside Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau.
This was nearly as stress-free as it gets for Horschel. He peppered 15 greens and capitalized on scoring chances when they arose. The only knee-knocker came at the par-4 fourth where he needed to convert a nine-footer to save par. The Florida Gator didn't sink any putts from double-digit range but still managed to gain 1.835 strokes putting. If this co-lead holds it would only be his second career first-round lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR (2014 TOUR Championship co-lead which he'd go on to win). Surprising for someone that's racked up four wins and found himself in contention many times. Playing his 19th round at TPC Scottsdale, this will go in the books as his third-best round here but easily his best R1 (previous 2-under 69 in 2013 and 2015). Feb 1 - 3:48 PM

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World No. 70 Billy Horschel rallied for a 3-under-par 34-36=70 in the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions to reach 8-under 211, up nine spots to T9 with play still in progress.

After opening in 70-71, the 31-year-old began T13 on 5-under, five shy of a pair of 36-hole co-leaders. He hit nine (of 15) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, losing 0.841 strokes off-the-tee and 0.716 around-the-green, but gaining 1.773 on approach. The Florida alum squared bogey-5 at 14 and ate double bogey-6 at 10 (tee ball OB), overshadowed by six circles at 5, 7, 12 and three straight at 16-18. He registered 1.714 putts per GIR and 1.354 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts.
Jan 6 - 6:40 PM

Billy Horschel is right in the mix after his opening round at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, posting a 3-under-par 35-35=70 while taking on Kapalua Resort's Plantation Course.

The Florida Gator was all over the ballpark, early in his round, but he avoided any damage. He didn't land an approach shot inside 29 feet until the par-4 sixth, yet he recorded four pars and a birdie over that stretch. Horschel's driving was his strongest asset today. He laid back on quite a few holes but let it fly 350+ on five of the 15 driving holes. The Gator would walk off the course gaining 1.498 strokes off-the-tee. This is Horschel's third appearance at this event (T6/2014; T22/2015) and he's putting that course knowledge to good use early on in the week.
Jan 4 - 8:19 PM

World No. 70 Billy Horschel made just one official start during the fall portion of the wraparound schedule.

The 31-year-old kicked off at the Shriners in early November but WD after a first-round 4-under 67 (shoulder). That was his first mid-tourney WD in 179 career events. The Floridian did team with Jason Dufner at the unofficial QBE Shootout two weeks ago, where the duo finished 12th (last), so we'll take that as a return to action. He went 16-for-28 last season with six top 25s and four top 10s, all T4s or better, finishing 42nd in the FedExCup standings. The former FEC champ's highlights were a P2 at the RSM, and a playoff win at the AT&T Byron Nelson in May, his fourth TOUR title in a then-166 career starts and first since the 2014 Tour Championship. Look for Horschel at the Sentry TOC, as he's played the event both times that he's previously been eligible, finishing T6 and T22 in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 03:18:00 PM

Positioned in a share of eighth place after round one of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Billy Horschel was in prime position before withdrawing ahead of his second round tee time. At press time, there has been no reason cited for the WD. UPDATE: Horschel cited a shoulder injury as the cause for his early exit. He later posted a video via Instagram saying an MRI came back clean and called it a 'freak injury.' He should be fine when 2018 rolls around but certainly something to monitor.

Horschel was returning from a seven-week hiatus that included a nice vacation to Italy. The time off served him well as he split 10 (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens en route to a 4-under 67 in R1. He was scheduled to return to TPC Summerlin at 12:25 p.m. local time today but has instead backed out of the event. At the moment there is no reason provided for this WD, but the likely candidates are an injury flaring up or a personal issue. We will provide an update if/when any further information arises. UPDATE: Horschel cited a shoulder injury as the cause for his early exit.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 02:34:00 PM

Making his first start in over six weeks, Billy Horschel looked refreshed on his way toward a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in round one of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Horschel ended last season with seven straight finishes outside the top 45. He took a nice little European vacation to unwind, and the time off appears to have helped his game. Today he split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 16 greens in regulation. From there, his putting gained 2.045 strokes on the field to capitalize on the steady ball-striking. The Florida Gator is making his fourth appearance at this event, with a T16 in his 2011 debut easily the highlight. He will look to keep his foot on the gas and eclipse that personal best at TPC Summerlin.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 08:42:00 PM

Making his season debut, World No. 55 Billy Horschel is in Las Vegas for his fourth Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

The 30-year-old is 2-for-3 at TPC Summerlin (par 71) with one top 25, a T16 on debut in 2011 (66-66-70-67). He was solo 4th after 18 holes last year with 64, fading to T41 (71-70-71). The Florida alum finished 42nd in the FedExCup standings last season with six top 25s among 16 cuts made in 28 starts. He posted four top 10s, all four doubling as top 5s, highlighted by a P2 at the RSM last November and his fourth TOUR title at the AT&T Byron Nelson (playoff) back in May as a 100/1 outright. Horschel has one top-25 finish in his last 12 starts and bowed out of the Playoffs with CUT-CUT and 62nd at the no-cut BMW.
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 07:35:00 PM

The 2014 FedExCup champion Billy Horschel heads back to TPC Boston for this week's Dell Technologies Championship.

The Florida Gator had a near-miss here back in 2014 (T2) which he followed up with two straight wins to secure the hardware and giant check at the end of the Playoffs. To top it off, his first child was born just a few days after his big win at East Lake. Horschel sat in 82nd place in the FedExCup race before his runner-up finish here at TPC Boston, so he's in much better position this time around, currently ranked 31st in the standings. The FedExCup history is certainly in his favor, but current form is not. Horschel has finished outside the top 45 in six of his last seven starts with the other result still landing outside the top 25 (T26, Quicken Loans National). The 30-year-old typically trends toward his wins but proved that isn't always the case as he won this week's AT&T Byron Nelson on the heels of four straight missed cuts.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 12:52:00 PM

Billy Horschel makes his way back to The Open Championship, making his fifth straight appearance at the event, this one being hosted by Royal Birkdale.

It hasn't been love at first sight for Horschel and links golf. He has missed the cut in three of his four appearances at The Open, with a T30 mixed in (2015). More recently he won the AT&T Byron Nelson and is 3-for-5 including a T4 since the win. On the season, he now ranks 18th in the FedExCup race. Strong recent play points to playing Horschel in deeper fantasy formats, but the lack of much success at this event should be noted by gamers.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 01:03:00 PM

World No. 48 Billy Horschel birdied his final four holes en route to a week-tying-low 6-under-par 33-31=64 on Day 4 of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to post 8-under 272, up 35 spots on the live leaderboard to T2 and good for a share of the 72-hole clubhouse lead with amateur Braden Thornberry. UPDATE: With play completed, Horschel finished T4, two short of champion Daniel Berger.

After opening in 72-66-70, the 30-year-old began T37 on 2-under, seven adrift of a trio of overnight leaders. He landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 4.982 strokes tee-to-green. The Florida alum squared a lone bogey-6 at the third after hitting his second into the water, but camouflaged it with seven birdies at Nos. 2, 4, 8 and 15-18. His split featured three from between eight and 10 feet, adding a 51'3" bomb for birdie-2 at eight. The Floridian posted a tidy 1.500 putts per GIR and 1.632 SG: Putting, taking 26 total putts. This will be his sixth top 25 of the season and fourth top 10 in 19 events, arriving off a fourth TOUR title three starts ago at the Byron Nelson. Horschel was making his seventh appearance in Memphis with three top 10s on his last three visits: T8/2015, T6/2014, and T10 in 2013.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 03:22:00 PM

World No. 76 Billy Horschel, a pre-tourney 100/1 outright, erased a 1-shot deficit with a 1-under 35-34=69 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to match past champ and playing competitor Jason Day on 12-under 268, and then won with par on the first hole of sudden death, the par-4 18th.

This is the Florida alum's fourth TOUR title in 166 career starts (165 pro), first since the 2014 TOUR Championship 64 starts ago, where he was the 54-hole leader. The win comes in his third appearance, missing the cuts in 2011 and 2012. After kicking off in 68-65-66, the 30-year-old began in solo 2nd on 11-under, one back of 54-hole leader James Hahn, who completed the final threesome. He landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 2.981 strokes tee-to-green. The Floridian went out in even-par, exchanging birdies at 3 and 6 with bogeys at 5 (3-putt from 41'4") and 9, now sharing the top spot with both playing competitors. He came home in 1-under, outpacing bogeys at 12 and 13, his second and third 3-putt bogeys of the day, with birdies at 11 and 14 (from 59'3"), and a 2-putt birdie at the par-5 16th. In the playoff, Horschel won with a two-putt par from 17'2" while Day 3-jacked from 48'4" for bogey.
Sun, May 21, 2017 07:17:00 PM

World No. 76 Billy Horschel tacked on a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to reach 11-under 199, one back of 54-hole leader and fellow PXG-staffer James Hahn, who he'll be paired with in the final twosome on Sunday. UPDATE: TOUR officials have switched to threesomes due to weather delay; the final group will now be Hahn (-12), Horschel (-11) and past champ Jason Day (-10).

After kicking off in 68-65, the 30-year-old began in solo 2nd and that's where he finished. Playing out of the final threesome, he found nine (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, losing 0.157 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 2.995 strokes tee-to-green. The Florida alum squared a lone bogey-5 at nine (failed scramble), offset by five birdies at 6 and 7, and for a second round in a row, a trip-birdie finish, this time at holes 16-18. Three of his circles dropped from between nine and 14 feet, adding a hole-out 2 at 17 from a greenside bunker 45'9" away. Horschel posted a commercial 0.167 SG: Putting but is still the cumulative leader in SGP at 9.390. He's chasing his fourth TOUR title, first since the 2014 TOUR Championship where he was the 54-hole leader.
Sat, May 20, 2017 06:13:00 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 76 Billy Horschel fired a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, up 12 spots to solo 2nd and setting the new clubhouse mark of 7-under 133. UPDATE: With play completed, Horschel is in solo 2nd, five back of 36-hole leader Kokrak, who shot a week-low 62.

The 30-year-old brushes aside four previous clubhouse leaders on 6-under, but is four shy of the leader on the course Jason Kokrak, who's playing his 17th hole. After an opening 68, this is the first time in his third appearance that he's playing more than 36 holes, missing cuts in 2011 and 2012 with rounds of 73-80 and 77-76. The University of Florida alum checked in at 71st in the FedExCup standings, 8-for-15 on the season with two top 10s, highlighted by a P2 at the RSM prior to the holiday break. He conjured six (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, recording 1.538 putts per GIR and 3.752 SG: Putting. The Floridian went out in 3-under, circling 11 (from 13'9"), 15 and 16, before a lone bogey-5 at the par-4 sixth (failed scramble). He answered that with a hat-trick of birdies at 7-9, two from between 20 and 29 feet, walking off with birdie-3 from 8'2".
Fri, May 19, 2017 06:51:00 PM

World No. 75 Billy Horschel smoothed a bogey-free 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to post 4-under 212, up 30 spots to T16 with play still in progress.

After opening in 72-73, the Florida native and resident improved to 5-for-5 at Bay Hill. His best -- and lone top 25 -- is T20 last year (72-67-74-68). The 30-year-old arrived off a missed cut at the Valspar and T4 at The Honda Classic, his second top 10 of the season in nine starts (P2, RSM). He began on 1-over (T46), 11 back of 36-hole leader Charley Hoffman. The Florida alum landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, circling five birdies, three from between 14 and 45 feet for 1.750 putts per GIR and 2.036 SG: Putting. His lone blemish in his last 38 holes is double bogey-6 at No. 15/R2.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 02:07:00 PM

World No. 75 Billy Horschel bogeyed the par-5 18th to end on a sour note, but otherwise carded a 2-under-par 34-34=68 to round off his sixth Honda Classic on 7-under 273, up 14 spots to T6 and tying Jhonattan Vegas for the 72-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Horschel finished in a six-way T4, five back of champion Rickie Fowler.

After kicking off with progressively better laps of 70-68-67, the 30-year-old began on 5-under T20, eight back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler but just one shy of the overnight top 10. Other than the walk-off 6 after watering his second, he dropped one at the par-4 ninth (failed scramble), overshadowed by three conventional birdies at Nos. 4 (from 17'2"), 7 and 12, adding a 13-footer from the fringe at the par-3 seventh. This was the Floridian's sixth appearance, improving to 3-for-6, and appears to be a second top 10, joining T8 last year (73-70-66-69). It was his eighth start of the season and if the top 10 holds, will be his second, augmenting a P2 at The RSM Classic.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 04:25:00 PM