PGA Tour, Corales Puntacana for Horschel

In his 333rd game on the PGA Tour, Billy Horschel celebrates his eighth victory on the circuit thanks to his exploit in the Corales Puntacana Championship.

by Andrea Gussoni
PGA Tour, Corales Puntacana for Horschel
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In his 333rd game on the PGA Tour, Billy Horschel celebrates his eighth victory on the circuit thanks to his exploit in the Corales Puntacana Championship. In Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, the American, among the favorites on the eve, with a score of 265 (-23) beats his compatriots Wesley Bryan, 2nd with 267 (-21), and Kevin Tway, 3rd with 269 (-19).

At the Puntacana Resort & Club (Corales Golf Course, par 72), thanks to a final bogey free round in 63 (-9), supported by an eagle and seven birdies, the 37-year-old born in Grant, Florida, recovered five positions and he took the entire stake.

For him also a check for 720,000 dollars against a total prize pool of 4,000,000, and the satisfaction of returning to rejoice 22 months after the last time (Memorial Tournament in June 2022). From 76 / o to 45 / o in the FedEx Cup, which he also won in 2014, he is now 64 / o in the world ranking.

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Another disappointing performance for Francesco Molinari. The Turin native, with a score of 142 (70 72, -2), did not make the cut. Billy Horschel's professional golf career has been marked by perseverance, resilience, and notable achievements.

Horschel turned professional in 2009, earning his PGA Tour card for the 2010 season through qualifying school. However, a wrist injury limited his appearances to just four events, without making the cut in any of them. Despite this setback, he regained his Tour card in December 2010 and secured conditional status for 2012, although his performances remained inconsistent.

In 2013, Horschel's fortunes changed dramatically when he captured his breakthrough victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. His remarkable performance, which included six consecutive birdies in the final round, propelled him to third in the FedEx Cup standings and earned him entry into several prestigious tournaments, including the PGA Championship and the Masters Tournament.

Continuing his momentum, Horschel performed admirably in the 2013 U.S. Open, finishing tied for fourth in his first major as a professional. This achievement elevated him to 34th in the world rankings and fourth in the FedEx Cup standings.

The following year, Horschel secured two significant victories at the BMW Championship and The Tour Championship, the latter of which earned him the coveted FedEx Cup title. These triumphs solidified his status as one of the top players on the PGA Tour and propelled him to 14th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Horschel's success has continued in subsequent years, with notable wins at the AT&T Byron Nelson in 2017, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2018, and the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in 2021, marking his first World Golf Championship victory.

In September 2021, he added another prestigious title to his collection by winning the BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour. In June 2022, Horschel secured his seventh PGA Tour title with a victory at the Memorial Tournament, further cementing his reputation as a formidable competitor on the professional circuit.

His impressive performance earned him a spot on the U.S. team for the 2022 Presidents Cup, where he contributed to the team's efforts with one win in the matches he played. Billy Horschel's journey in professional golf is a testament to his tenacity, skill, and ability to rise to the occasion on the biggest stages in the sport.

As he continues to compete at the highest level, he remains a force to be reckoned with and a source of inspiration for aspiring golfers worldwide.

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