About

BILLY HURLEY III

Family First

Billy lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife Heather and their three children Will, Jacob & Madison.

The Hurleys are involved with various charitable organizations, especially those focused on supporting military personnel & their families and those committed to improving the lives of children & young adults.

Early Life

Billy grew up in Leesburg, Virginia, the oldest of four children. His father, Bill, introduced him to golf at a young age, and his mother, Cheryl, supported his growing passion by driving him to countless tournaments. During his senior year at Loudoun County High School, he was named to the all-state team and ranked third in Virginia.

Naval Career

Hurley is a 2004 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economics. He also was named Academic All-American. He was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy in 2004, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. After his graduation from the academy, he was assigned to the USS Gettysburg, a guided-missile cruiser based in Mayport, Florida, where he was a combat electronic division officer and on the USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.He had an extended deployment in the Persian Gulf, where he held the position of guided missile destroyer’s force protection assistant. Billy served in the U.S. Navy from 2004-2009, after which he focused on golf full-time and has since played a successful professional career.
Hurley-Nelson Award

College & Amateur Career

As an amateur, Hurley was a member of the victorious American team in the 2005 Walker Cup, held at the Chicago Golf Club. The Walker Cup is a competition held biennially that matches the top American amateurs against the best of Great Britain and Ireland.

He was also captain of the 2004 Palmer Cup team, an annual competition named for Arnold Palmer that matches American collegiate golfers against European college/university players.

Hurley won seven collegiate golf titles at Navy, was named 2004 Patriot League Player of the Year,and earned the award for the top college golfer and sportsman (the Byron Nelson Award). He was ranked the sixth-best amateur in the world.

Professional Career

For the next 3 years Billy played in numerous events, finishing 5th at the Honda Classic, tied for 4th at the Greenbrier Classic, and qualifying for his first U.S. Open & Open Championship. He struggled during the 2015 season, ultimately losing his PGA Tour card. But he rebounded quickly in 2016 with a win at Quicken Loans National, a Tiger Woods-hosted tribute to military personnel. With that, Billy qualified for his first PGA and Masters Championships. As of today, Billy is the only U.S. Military veteran on the PGA Tour.

PGA TOUR WINS
  • 1st PGA TOUR VICTORY: QUICKEN LOANS NATIONAL
  • SHOT A 2-UNDER 69
  • FINISHED AT 17 – THREE STROKES AHEAD OF VIJAY SINGH
OTHER PRO WINS
  • 2006 CEDARWOOD CLASSIC (eGolf Professional Tour)
  • 2010 TERRY MOORE FORD OPEN (NGA Hooters Tour)

Top Rankings

55

Career High Fedexcup Rank

71

Scoring Average

112

Highest Official World Golf Ranking

The Billy Hurley III Foundation

The mission of the Billy Hurley III Foundation is to support, honor, and enhance the lives of military families; serving those who serve along side.