The best shot from the 2nd Round at the Dean and Deluca Invitational.
ABC7 — Billy Hurley III, who won his first PGA tour title last year at the Quicken Loans National, was in town earlier this week to address the media as he begins preparations to defend his title.
Byron Nelson week! Fore Play is back with yet another epidote. This week we were joined by Billy Hurley III. We actually went to Washington DC and interviewed Billy in person at TPC Potomac. Awesome guy. We talked with him for about 25 minutes.
POTOMAC — Billy Hurley III acknowledges he might have a slight advantage over his fellow PGA Tour professionals during the Quicken Loans National. That’s because the Annapolis resident has significant experience playing the golf course that will host the tournament.
Hurley routinely practices at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm and has played two competitive tournaments there.
The Quicken Loans National golf tournament returns to Montgomery County this summer but it will be played at a different course than last year. For the first time in the tournament’s eleven-year history, golfers will tee off at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke has more.
As the only military veteran on the PGA Tour, Billy Hurley III remains an advocate who honors those who are serving and have served in the armed forces.
That is why his first career victory at the Quicken Loans National became one of golf’s most inspirational stories last year. The 2004 Naval Academy graduate hoisted the trophy — presented to him by Tiger Woods, the event’s host — in his hometown tournament that places a premium on initiatives designed to recognize the military.
Billy Hurley III isn’t going to win the 2017 Players Championship, but the birdie he made on the par-4 12th hole in Sunday’s final round will certainly give him something to smile about.
The revamped 12th hole at TPC Sawgrass is now a driveable par 4, but — like many players this week — Hurley laid up with an iron off the tee.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Billy Hurley III already had one of the more unusual backgrounds of anyone on the PGA Tour. And now he has the coolest golf bag in pro golf.
At this week’s Players Championship, Hurley unveiled a sleek new bag that’s designed to look like the destroyer he served on for five years. Yes, we said “destroyer.” Hurley served in the Navy for five years after graduating from the Naval Academy in 2004. Take a look at the bag that’s drawing plenty of eyeballs this week at TPC Sawgrass.