Billy Horschel: Definitely Worth More Than a Ham Sandwich
Monday, June 6, 2022

    News from Titliest: Billy Horschel (Pro V1) claimed his seventh PGA TOUR title while leading a 1-through-9 finish for Titleist golf ball players.


Horschel, 35, closed in even-par 72 to finish at 13 under and win by four shots over Aaron Wise.

Horschel led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+13.58) and Greens in Regulation (73.6%, T1), hitting 53 of 72.

He led the field in Scrambling (84.21%) and was third in SG: Around the Green (+5.23).

His week included one stretch of 49 consecutive holes without a bogey.

With the win, Horschel moved to No. 11 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest position of his career.

    NEWS FROM GOLFER MAGAZINE: It was in 2006 that the co-editors of Golfer traveled the 25 minutes from Ocala to the University of Florida to interview Gator golf coach Buddy Alexander. After about a half hour of gathering information for the front-page story, this veteran observer asked one final question of Buddy,  himself a former winner of the U. S. Amateur.

    "Have there been any players who have surprised you this season?"

    Without a moment's hesitation, Buddy answered: "Yes, Billy Horschel, a freshman. When he came out of high school, nobody wanted him. So I got him for a ham sandwich." 

    Billy became a three-time first-team All-American (2006, 2007, 2009), and was second team as a junior. TheMemorial is his seventh career PGA Tour victory (along with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans twice, BMWChampionship, Byron Nelson, Tour Championship, WGC-Dell Match Play). He's currently 10th on the FedEx points list, and has earned $4,704,628 this season. He also has nine seconds, five thirds, 54 top 10s and career earnings of $33,135,862. 

    And if somebody had offered him a surf and turf dinner coming out of high school, he might never have been a Gator. 

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