Fighting off the rain, weather delays and the alligators, Billy Horschel managed not only to set a personal best firing off six birdies in a row, but went on to sink a clutch, 27 foot birdie putt on number 18 to win his first PGA tournament. Horshel shot a cool 64 on Sunday to capture the Zurich Classic title by one shot over D. A. Points. For his win, Horshel took home $1,188,000 captured the eyes of golf fans everywhere with an emotional celebration following his birdie putt on number 18.
Horshel went on a birdie run reeling off 7 birdies in eight holes and had to overcome a bogie on number 15 to put him in position to win. With a birdie on 16, Horshel set up the dramatic putt on 18 to win. But it was no fluke for Horshel to finish in the driver’s seat. Although this win marks his first PGA victory, Horshel leads the PGA making 23 straight cuts and had earned an impressive $1.3 million already prior to today’s victory.
Horshel began the day 2 back of the third round leader, Lucas Glover. Glover, who shot a final round 71, never could get his putter working today and finished tied for fourth place with Robert Gates. Kyle Stanley finished along in third place.