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May 21, 2017 – Billy Horschel, AT&T Byron Nelson

By: GlobalGolfPost

FJ_52008_01Having missed the cut in his past four starts, Billy Horschel hardly could have been expected

to end his nearly three-year winless drought at the AT&T Byron Nelson. He hadn’t broken 70 in his past nine individual rounds leading into the tournament, which he typically skips and had played on only two previous occasions – both missed cuts.

Such is golf. The 30-year-old jumped into contention with a 5-under 65 on Friday and then birdied his last three holes on Saturday to earn his way into the final group with Jason Day and James Hahn. His Sunday effort was erratic with five birdies and four bogeys but Horschel straightened up when it mattered most, holing a long, meandering birdie putt on No. 14 and hitting the par-5 16th in two to capitalize on Day’s wayward tee shot there. After the two exchanged pars and Nos. 17 and 18, the first playoff hole came down to a putting contest, which Horschel won.

2017-05-22The victory is Horschel’s fourth on the PGA Tour, the last coming in the 2014 Tour Championship the week after he captured the BMW Championship. Since then, he has been largely lost in the shuffle, sinking to No. 76 in the world.

Driver: PXG 0811X (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 6X

3 Wood: PXG 0341X (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 75 grams 6.5X-Flex

5 Wood: PXG 0341 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 75 grams 6.5X-Flex

Irons: PXG 0311T (3, 5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: PXG 0311T Milled (52-10, 56-10, 60-07)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: PXG Bat Attack

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Shoe: FootJoy Icon

Glove: FootJoy StaSof

Republished with permission by Global Golf Post.