Billy Hurley III has become a fan favorite across the PGA Tour with his military background. His new golf bag pays tribute to his service and is the talk of his fellow golfers.
Who are the ‘good guys’ on the PGA Tour? Players, caddies, media members, various golf officials and insiders participated in our Good Guys voting.
SILVIS — Two players who received John Deere Classic sponsor exemptions early in their respective careers decided to add the annual local PGA Tour event to their schedules on Friday.
Billy Hurley III and Morgan Hoffmann were two nice additions to the 156-man field that will be playing in the $5.6 million event next week at TPC Deere Run. Hurley, who won last year’s Quicken Loans National and was T8 at this year’s Wells Fargo Championship, is No. 107 in the FedEx Cup standings. Hoffmann, still seeking his first PGA Tour victory, is No. 74.
USN had a chance to ask PGA TOUR™ professional golfer Billy Hurley III about his military background (USNA ’04) as well as his golf career, including how he feels about being the only military Veteran on the PGA TOUR™.
He won his only PGA TOUR™ tournament at the 2016 Quicken Loans National and is back June 29-July 2 to defend his title (for more info, go to www.qlnational.com).
Billy Hurley III is a bit of an anomaly on the PGA TOUR. Although, as a kid, he dreamed of having a pro golf career, he took the “scenic route” to get there. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the United States Naval Academy, then served five years as a naval officer—including deployment in the Persian Gulf—before earning his place on the TOUR.
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.