Category archive: Billy Horschel

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. -- In golf speak, it is called "taking relief" -- when a player gets to drop his ball away from various obstacles during the course of a round. Billy Horschel took the term to a different level on Sunday at Cherry Hills Country Club, outside Denver.

Having hit his approach shot to the 18th green in the final round of the BMW Championship, Horschel, 27, started running toward the gallery ropes.

The television cameras followed him toward the spectators, and everyone was puzzled about what had him in such a hurry -- as he was two putts away from securing a $1.44 million check.

Simple, really. "I'm sure the whole world saw me sprint, but I had to go to the bathroom," Horschel said. "I had been holding it for way too many holes and I just felt like, you know, I can sort of relax now. Let's just go ahead and go to the bathroom before I can't go."

Horschel found a portable restroom just off to the side of the 18th hole, then was in a much calmer state of mind as he headed to the green and two-putted for his par that secured a two-stroke victory over Bubba Watson.

The win was Horschel's second on the PGA Tour. He heads to this week's Tour Championship in second-place in the FedEx Cup standings, behind Chris Kirk and ahead of Watson and Rory McIlroy. The winner of the FedEx Cup gets a $10 million bonus.

billy horschel's pantsKevin Maguire/ESPNAt the start of the final round Sunday, Billy Horschel was tied for 23rd at Valhalla Golf Club.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Imagine the look on the face of France's Alexander Levy when his playing competitor, American Billy Horschel, showed up for their 12:25 p.m. ET tee time on Sunday at the PGA Championship.

Horschel, sporting green camouflage pants with matching green belt (pictured above), clearly isn't afraid to hear the comments because he sported these beauties during the final round of the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion.

Horschel entered that final round at Merion tied for fifth but posted a 70 on Sunday to finish T-23.

He's clearly hoping green is his color and that will result in a better outcome at Valhalla.