Get to Know Billy Horschel - Stats & WITB
BILLY HORSCHEL shot a final round of 72 that featured a 55-foot eagle putt on the 15th green to win The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village by four shots. He began the day with a five-shot lead and was never really troubled, finishing the week on 275, 13 under par.
“I think today, knowing the golf course, knowing how it was going to be fast and firm again, it was knowing the pin locations,” Horschel said. “I didn't have to do anything to do anything special out there. I've got a five-shot lead.”
Horschel is a golf fan. “I love watching golf,” he said. “As I've said for many years, I probably watched more golf than any PGA Tour player. Maybe it's a good thing. Maybe it's a bad thing.”
Hideki Matsuyama being disqualified for carrying an illegal club - he really should know better. Hot-headed Jon Rahm almost knocking out part of the TV team when he threw a club after hitting a shank. He really needs to grow up. Rory McIlroy started brightly enough but rounds of 73 and 74 over the weekend saw him finish the week in a tie for 18th place.
Who Is Billy Horschel?
His victory at the Memorial was his seventh on the PGA Tour. His biggest win came at the 2014 Tour Championship, which he won, securing the FedEx Cup after also winning the BMW Championship the previous week.
However, Tom Watson had already selected his Ryder Cup team for the match at Gleneagles, and Horschel missed out.
He is 35 years old and is a West Ham fan and sports the club’s logo on his bag.
Last season he won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, becoming the first American winner of a Rolex Series event and just the second to win the BMW PGA Championship, after Arnold Palmer in 1975.
Prior to his victory at Muirfield Village, he was ranked 17th in the world and 30th in the FedEx Cup standings. He is now 10th in the standings.
He has had a decent season, finishing second at the QBE Shootout, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
He is 134th in the driving distance stats, hitting the ball 295 yards on average, but he is 15th in the accuracy standings, finding 67.74% of fairways. He averages four birdies per round and hits 68% of greens in regulation.
What's In Billy Horshcel's Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSi3 (8 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X
3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black Smoke 70 6.5 TX
5-wood: Titleist TSi2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black Smoke 80 6.5 TX
Irons: Titleist 620 CB (3), 620 MB (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X10
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (52-12F, 56-10S), Vokey WedgeWorks Proto (60-V @62)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400
Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Tyne 4
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord
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