Horschel Wins at East Lake, Takes Fedex Cup PDF Print E-mail


Horshel poses with his new vintage Coke machine after winning it all at East Lake


Atlanta, Georgia - The hottest player in Golf went mano a mano versus the World No.1 on

Sunday, and chalk one up for form and momentum. Billy Horschel took on Rory McIlroy for

all the cash and prestige . . . and came out on top.


Coming into Sunday's final round of the Playoffs, McIlroy and Horschel shared the lead at

9 under par . . . but it was Horschel's steady final round 68 that beat McIlroy and Jim Furyk

by 3 strokes, finishing at 11 under par to capture both the Tour Championship by Coca cola

and the Fedex Cup.


Horschel collected the hardware - winning both titles at East Lake

Horschel has always been known as a blue collar type player, he was a walk on at the

University of Florida and became a college All-American. After suffering a severe wrist

injury shortly after turning pro, he had to regain his card by going to Q-school.

“I don’t think anybody’s given him anything,” Horschel’s coach Todd Anderson said. “He

had to earn everything since junior golf. “He’s always had a little chip on his shoulder and

he always wants to show people that if you have desire and believe in yourself and talent,

you can get where you want to go. If you tell him he can’t do something, he’s going to try

to figure out how to do it.”

Horschel had previously dreamed of hoisting the hardware and reflected afterward:

“There's certain things throughout my life that have come true, and I've sort of seen it

beforehand,” Horschel said. “I woke up and I wasn't sure if it was real or not because it

was very faint, but I remember holding up the FedExCup trophy, and as the season went

along, I never thought about it, but I just said, 'Well, maybe it was just a dream that

wasn't real.'”

Real it was Billy Ho, all $11.8 million of them.

Ironically, the hottest American players Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk will not part of

Captain Watson's squad at Gleneagles (Webb Simpson and Hunter Mahan struggled

all week at East Lake finishing tied for 23rd at +8).

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