When Billy Hurley III released a mock attack ad against Jordan Spieth in the closing stretch of both men’s pursuit of the chairmanship of the PGA Tour Player Advisory Council, two questions jumped to mind: What ever inspired Hurley to do so? And what exactly does the Player Advisory Council do?
Hurley dropped an absolutely fire campaign video that exposed Spieth and showed what a strong leader Hurley would be. Hurley represents the common man, and that alone makes him the best option for chairman of the PGA Tour Advisory Council — and the former military man knows it.
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 had an extended deployment in the Persian Gulf, where he held the position of guided missile destroyer’s force protection assistant.
In the second round of the 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship, Billy Hurley finds the bottom of the cup from 37 feet with his wedge on
Billy Hurley is a former naval officer, and currently the only military veteran who is an active golfer on the PGA tour. In addition to being a fantastic ambassador for the military, he’s an accomplished leader and all around great guy.
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.
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Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Blair White, with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1, first learned about the opportunity to win an all-expense-paid trip to the “Billy Hurley III and the Brave Golf Tournament” from the life-size poster of Hurley on display in the pro shop at NAS Patuxent River’s Cedar Point Golf Course.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Billy Hurley was comfortably in his element as he rode around the U.S. Naval Academy’s century-old golf course where he once excelled for the Midshipmen and still frequented to practice and play. As the noisy gas cart negotiated the rolling tree-lined fairways, he stopped to visit with each of the 18 groups, shake hands and thank every golfer for participating, then pose for a team photo.
The Billy Hurley III & the Brave Golf Tournament, held on July 31, was destined to be different when he and business manager Jana Smoley of Sunrise Sports Consulting seriously began contemplating an event that would address his and Heather’s commitment to help active duty families.