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Billy Horschel |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: University of Florida

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At 4-under-par 72-68=140, Billy Horschel sits just three swings in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
The reigning FedExCup champ elevated his game in the late spring, but hasn't sustained it to warrant much attention in our world. At the same time, he's 47th in the FedExCup standings on the shoulders of eight top 25s, so maybe he's reinventing himself as a long-term investment. Thus far at Whistling Straits, Horschel has found 18 (of 28) fairways but only 23 greens in regulation. He's limited the damage to one bogey and one double while collecting seven birdies, the only notable of which ranging 17-and-a-half feet at the par-3 third hole in the opening round. Today's noteworthy conversions dropped for par from 11'6" and 25'2" at Nos. 7 and 9, respectively. The 28-year-old has always fed off confidence and his spurt during the Playoffs last year may have shrouded his pedigree a bit, so it wouldn't be surprising if he remained relevant on the weekend in the major. Aug 14 - 3:19 PM

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Billy Horschel heads into this week's PGA Championship on the heels of seven straight top 35s.

The Florida Gator is known for his hot streaks, and he's currently in the middle of a prolonged stretch of great golf. After a slow start to the season, he currently ranks 52nd in the FedExCup standings. In two PGA Championship starts, his best finish is a T58. His ball-striking prowess should keep him top of mind for gamers this week.
Source: PGA.com
Aug 11 - 11:51 PM

Billy Horschel enters this week's Open Championship No. 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking and 45th in the FedExCup standings.

Horschel is 0-for-2 at The Open missing the cut in 2013 and in last year's edition by two on rounds of 73-75. In four career rounds, he's a cumulative 16-over-par with a stroke average of 75.50. The 28-year-old and current FedExCup champion has made eight consecutive cuts on TOUR with six straight top-25 finishes or better, including a T8 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, best during that span. In total, he's a steady 17-for-21 on the season with but only two have gone for top 10s, including a season-best solo third at the wind-swept Valero Texas Open. Horschel missed the cut at the Masters and finished T25 at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, closing with a final-round 67. He's paired the first two rounds with Victor Dubuisson of France and England's Ross Fisher. The trio has a Thursday reservation at 8:11 a.m. local time.
Source: TheOpen.com
Jul 14 - 11:09 PM

Billy Horschel authored a 5-under-par 32-33=65 to finish off his sixth FedEx St. Jude Classic at 7-under 273, good for a share of the 72-hole clubhouse lead with Boo Weekley.

Horschel began the final round at 2-under (T30) and seven shots back of the 54-hole lead. He boasts back-to-back top 10s at the St. Jude, including a T6 last year, so you knew a low round was coming after opening with 71-67-70. At 4-under total thru 15 holes on Sunday, Horschel was on the outside of the top 10 looking in, until closing the tournament 3-under over his final three holes. After squaring his second bogey on the back nine at the 15th, the 28-year-old responded by draining a 23'6" eagle putt on the par-5 16th and closing out in style from 5'4" at the last. Horschel sits T4 on the live leaderboard, up 26 ticks, and looks a lock to add his second top 10 (third, Valero Texas Open) in 19 starts on the season.
Jun 14 - 3:25 PM

Billy Horschel authored a 3-under-par 35-34=69 to complete his third visit to Memorial at 10-under 278, currently T10 with play still in progress.

Horschel began the Sunday festivities at T19 (7-under) and eight shots off the pace. He overshadowed two bogeys with five birdies with all five conversions coming from inside 12 feet. The 28-year-old piped 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 12 greens in regulation ending his tournament with 22 birdies, but did suffer a costly bogey on the last. The 2014 FedExCup winner, coming off a T13 at THE PLAYERS, should best his T15-finish at last year's Memorial. He is on the bubble to record just his second top 10 of the season on 18 starts (solo third, Valero Texas Open).
Jun 7 - 4:19 PM

Billy Horschel arrives at this week's Memorial ranked 62nd in the FedExCup standings.

The Florida Gator is known to ride hot streaks but he's yet to put together consecutive top 20s in stroke-play events all season. His most notable weakness this season is before he starts rolling the rock. He currently ranks 115th in strokes gained:tee-to-green after finishing last year ranked 69 spots higher. There is a lot of upside and room for improvement in Horschel's game.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 2 - 9:12 AM

Billy Horschel authored a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's opening round of THE PLAYERS, finishing one stroke adrift of the clubhouse lead.

Anyone watching last week knows that Rory McIlroy beat Horschel in the third round of the Match Play; Horschel didn't lose. It was a shame they were in the same group as it was one of the better matches of the week. Today, the American, who lives nearby, illustrated why he belonged on our radar this week. He striped 12 (of 14) fairwaysm, hit 14 greens and covered a lone bogey with five birdies. Horschel's longest conversion ranged 21'4" at the par-3 13th hole for birdie.
May 7 - 1:48 PM

Billy Horschel dusted Jason Dufner 3 and 2 in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

As we suggested on Wednesday, Horschel had to be salivating at the proposition of going 2-0 against a struggling Dufner. All he needed to do was execute. Of course, that's always easier said than done, but he really didn't have to sweat too much today. Horschel picked off wins with birdies at Nos. 1 and 4 to build a 2-up cushion. A double bogey-6 at the seventh stung, but Dufner never squared. After a birdie-bogey swing in Horschel's favor at the par-4 10th, they traded pars until Dufner's match-ending bogey at the par-4 16th. Horschel will play for a spot in the round of 16 against Rory McIlroy (2-0) in the third round on Friday. Dufner and Brandt Snedeker (0-2) can yuck it around TPC Harding Park before collecting FedExCup points, earnings and Official World Golf Ranking points. They already know that they'll have the weekend off.
Apr 30 - 6:24 PM

Billy Horschel lambasted Brandt Snedeker 5 and 4 in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Horschel needed only 14 holes. He played them in bogey-free 6-under-par with six birdies, including a chip-in at the par-4 11th. Meanwhile, Sneds was all over the map. He picked off four birdies, but also incurred four bogeys and a double. The short story is that once the 2012 FedExCup champ surrendered the lead to the 2014 FedExCup champ at the par-3 second hole, the newer winner refused to let go. In what's already a mismatch on paper, Horschel will take aim at Jason Dufner on Thursday. Snedeker has to deal with Rory McIlroy in the second round.
Apr 29 - 9:08 PM

The third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans is scheduled to resume at 6:00 p.m. CT. UPDATE: After Kevin Prise's tweet (linked below) stating that played was called for the day at TPC Louisiana, Billy Horschel replied with his own: "Umm no it hasn't. Players haven't gotten word yet. Final update at 5." We'll keep you updated. The PGA TOUR's media page tweeted that play is scheduled to resume at 6:00 p.m.

Inclement weather postponed play at 12:14 p.m. CT today. Forty-one of the 71 golfers that survived the cut have completed at least one hole of the third round. Among them is Billy Horschel, who had just parred the par-4 10th when the horn sounded. He's 5-under through 37 holes. The 2013 champ is also one of seven who survived the cut and with plans to compete in next week's Match Play. The others are Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman, Justin Rose and Bernd Wiesberger. The tournament will bleed into Monday if necessary to complete 72 holes. The good news is that Mother Nature should cooperate all day on Sunday.
Apr 25 - 5:15 PM

Billy Horschel submitted a 2-under-par 36-34=70 for his opening round of the Masters.

When you miss only one of 14 fairways and one green in regulation at Augusta National Golf Club, you expect to post a good score. Well, Horschel found three birdies, but he still gave back a shot at the par-3 sixth hole. It his first red number in five career rounds in competition on the course. He took last week off after a solo third in San Antonio. As gamers know, the 2014 FedExCup champ can reach an unconscious level when he's dialed in. Do not rule him out despite limited experience in the season's first major.
Apr 9 - 6:46 PM

Billy Horschel posted a tidy 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open to finish alone in third at 4-under 284.

Horschel circled three birdies and squared two bogeys on his navigation of TPC San Antonio, with all of the birdies dropping from inside of 10 feet. He ends the week seven strokes behind Jimmy Walker and three behind Jordan Spieth. This was a big week for the 2014 FedExCup champion. He began this tournament ranked 110th in the FEC standings, but moves to 48th with this result. This is the first time all season that he's cracked the top 20. Known for getting hot in concentrated spurts, this could indicate that he is headed towards a peak just in time for the season's first major.
Mar 29 - 6:04 PM

Billy Horschel conjured up a 1-under-par 37-34=73 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open and is the clubhouse leader at 3-under 213.

It's been a rough go of it for the 2014 FedExCup champ in 2014-15, as he entered this week ranked a very mediocre 110th on the FEC points list. Perhaps all of that is changing for the good, as he ended his lap around TPC San Antonio with three consecutive birdies and is very much in the mix for the win this week. All of his birdies fell from inside of 11 feet. He will likely trail Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth when the day ends, but he has 18 holes to catch them on Sunday.
Mar 28 - 5:44 PM

Billy Horschel carded a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in his second round of the Valero Texas Open, reaching the halfway point in 2-under 142, four strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Horschel hit 14 greens in regulation and got up and down all four times, but still squared a pair of three-putt bogeys at Nos. 13 and 4. Elsewhere, he rolled in four birdies, the longest dropping from just inside 20 feet at the par-3 third. He might have mixed emotions despite being in the hunt as the 2014 FedExCup champ has split only eight 28 fairways this week. That's put pressure on his irons and short game, but he's surviving.
Mar 27 - 2:58 PM

Billy Horschel regained form with a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

This was long overdue. Horschel hadn't picked off a red number since a 65 at Spyglass Hill in the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am over a month ago. Today at Bay Hill, he striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation en route to a field-tying-high seven birdies (at the time he signed his card). Three of his birdies ran at least 17 feet, the highlight stretching 43'4" at the par-4 13th hole. He also squared one bogey and a double, but salvaged par from 14'8" at 3. He's just one stroke adrift of the clubhouse tri-leaders. Today's aggregate is his lowest in nine competitive loops of the host course.
Mar 19 - 2:13 PM