BILLY HURLEY III
Billy lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 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.
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.
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.
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
- 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)
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.