Billy Horschel is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour. He is six times PGA Tour winner. He is also the four-time All-American and the Southeastern Conference player of the year in 2007 and 2009. His second big-time win was at the 2014 BMW Championship. He was also an individual medalist honor winner at the 2006 U.S. Amateur.
Billy turned professional in 2009 as he previously played under an athletic scholarship for the University of Florida Gators men’s golf team in the NCAA competition from 2006 to 2009. Horschel won the WGC-Dell Match Play his first world golf championship and his sixth PGA Tour victory in March 2021. He is one of the most anticipated and emerging golf players in the world.
What is Billy Horschel famous for?
- Being an American professional golfer.
- for winning the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in March 2021.
What nationality is Billy Horschel?
Billy Horschel was born on 7th December 1986 in Grant-Valkaria, a town in Brevard County, Florida, the USA. His birth name is William John Horschel. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. His birth sign is Sagittarius. He is a follower of Christianity.
Billy was born into a blue-collar family. His father Billy Horschel Snr. was a foreman for a local construction company, and before that part of a crew that put up drywall and framing. His mom Kathy Horschel played a great role in raising him. He grew up in his hometown Grant along with Chris Horschel and Brian Horschel.
For education, he attended the Bayside High School in neighboring Palm Bay. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Florida from where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sport management in 2009.
Billy Horschel Golf Career
- As an amateur, Billy played for his University’s golf team “Florida Gators men’s golf” team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 2006 to 2009.
- Horschel won the individual medalist honors at the 2006 U.S. Amateur at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.
- After turning professional in 2009, he successfully gained a 2010 PGA Tour card through qualifying school.
- In February 2011, he made the cut at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, his first in eleven PGA Tour starts, finishing T13.
- Horschel finished third at the 2012 True South Classic, but only finished 147th on the 2012 money list.
- He had three consecutive top-10 finishes before his breakthrough win at the 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans in his 61st PGA Tour start.
- In the 2013 U.S. Open, he finished T4 in his first major as a professional and moved up to 34th in the world rankings.
- Horschel earned his second win at the 2014 BMW Championship.
- He won the AT&T Byron Nelson in a playoff over Jason Day in May 2017.
- In April 2018, Horschel won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with partner Scott Piercy.
- He won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play defeating Scottie Scheffler 2 & 1 in the final held in March 2021.
- In September 2021, He won the BMW PGA Championship by shooting a final-round 65.
How much money did Billy Horschel make?
As of February 2022, the net worth of Billy Horschel is estimated to be US $20 million. He has accumulated his massive fortune through his successful career as a golfer. To date, he has earned over $22,684,763 solely from his golf career. His salary was $2,383,908 dollars in 2020.
He also makes around $500 thousand through his endorsement deals with several companies and brands including Lexus, Titleist, Ralph Lauren, Zurich Insurance, Arccos, and Ping. In 2021, he won a whopping $1 million cash prize after winning World Golf Championship. He has owned for $1.525 million lavish real estate property which was purchased in 2015.
Is golfer Billy Horschel still married?
Billy Horschel has been married to his beautiful wife named Brittany Horschel. He was married to Brittany in 2010. Brittany was also a junior golfer. Billy met his wife Brittany during junior golf and it was love at first sight. However, Brittany took a little longer to come around. They both played golf at UF and Brittany was an incredibly talented player. Unfortunately, an ongoing struggle with wrist injuries meant she was unable to compete at the highest levels.
They together have three children Skylar Lillian, who was born in 2014, a second daughter called Colbie Rae, who was born in 2017, and their son Axel Brooks, who was born in 2019. Furthermore, his sexual orientation is straight. He currently resides in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
How tall is Billy Horschel?
Billy Horschel is 6 ft 0 inches tall and his body weight is 79 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a Golf player, he regularly does workout and gym exercises to keep him fit and active. He has a short hairstyle that is dark brown in color. His eyes color is brown-black.