Billy Horschel Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 25,000,000
Real name William John Horschel
Source of Wealth Professional golfing career
Profession Professional golfer
Spouse/Partner Married to Brittany Nelson
Date of Birth Dec 7, 1986
Zodiac Sagittarius
Age 36
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 183 cm / 6 ft 0 inch
Nationality American
Siblings Two brothers: Chris Horschel and Brian Horschel

Biography

William “Billy” John Horschel is an American professional golfer. He is a 7-time PGA Tour winner and is most known for winning the 2014 FedExCup Champion.[1]

Horschel has been named four-time All-American, has three first-team honors, and has been two-time Southeastern Conference (SEC) player of the year for 2007 and 2009. He was also the BMW PGA Championship Winner in 2021.

He was listed on The World's Highest-Paid Athletes Forbes list in 2015.[2]

Billy’s net worth is estimated at $25 million. A large portion of his net worth comes from brand endorsements, including Lexus, Ralph Lauren, Titleist, Arccos, Zurich Insurance and Ping.

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Early life and career beginnings

Billy Horschel was born and grew up in Grant, Florida.[3]His parents, Bill and Kath Horschel, were blue-collar workers and worked hard to support their family.

He went to Bayside High School in Palm Bay. His first passion was baseball, but he had to quit it after he sustained an injury. This inspired him to focus on golf and work on his dream of becoming a professional golfer.

Billy started playing golf in a pond in his backyard. Later, his dad took him to a golf course. He played some junior golf but couldn’t afford to travel to golf events and didn’t get many recruitment chances to play professionally.

Finally, UF coach Buddy Alexander took a chance on him. Buddy remains one of the most influential people in Horschel’s life and golf career.

In 2007, he got selected to play for the Walker Cup team – a junior version of the Ryder Cup, consisting of male amateur golfers from the United States, and Great Britain, and Ireland.[4]His team won 3-1.

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He got admitted to the University of Florida and received a scholarship to play for the Florida Gators. He played for the team in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) competition from 2006 to 2009.

Horschel represented the United States at Palmer Cup in 2007 and 2008, and played in the 2006 U.S. Open.

He also won the individual medalist honors at the 2006 U.S. Amateur in Chaska, Minnesota.

During his amateur golf career, he was named All-American four times, received three first-team honors, and was selected as the player of the year in 2007 and 2009 at the SEC (Southeastern Conference).

He graduated from the University of Florida in 2009 with a degree in sport management.

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Professional golf career

Billy Horschel started playing professional golf in 2009 when he received a sponsor exemption at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

In December of the same year, he received a qualifying card to play at the 2010 PGA Tour. However, he did only four PGA Tour events due to a wrist injury and made the cut in neither of them.

He had to go through qualifying school to regain his Tour card. After eleven PGA Tour starts, he finally made the cut in February 2011 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. He finished T13 and ended the season in the 140th spot, which secured his conditional status in 2012.

Horschel’s most successful game was at the Web.com Tour in 2012, where he secured 4th place.

After three attempts in Qualifying school (Q School), he regained his PGA Tour card in 2013.

He finally got his breakthrough in 2013; he made the cut in all tournaments and finished in the top 10 three times in a row. These successes were just the warm-up for the grand finale – he won the 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

This win opened multiple doors for Horschel. It brought him to third place in the FedEx Cup standings, third on the PGA Tour money list, and 49th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

His win was also essential in Horschel making it to the PGA Championship, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, The Players Championship in 2013, and Masters Tournament in 2014.

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Horschel also made it to the U.S. Open. He was the best in consecutive cuts in the PGA Tour, 23 in total, counting from FedEx St. Jude Classic in 2012. However, his consecutive winnings ended when he missed the cut at The Players Championship.

In the U.S. Open in 2013, he held the leading spot together with Phil Mickelson. He finished T4 in his first professional championship, reaching 34th place in the world rankings and 4th place in the FedEx Cup standings.

The following years brought Horschel several consecutive wins and put him in the limelight of the golfing world.

In 2014, Billy won the BMW Championship, which moved him up to 23rd place in the world ranking, followed by his win at The Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup. These wins secured Horschel 14th place in the Official World Golf Ranking.

His professional successes were coupled with a blessing in his private life. Horschel got his first child just two days after winning the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.

Horschel’s winning streak continued in the following years. In 2017, Horschel won the AT&T Byron Nelson against Jason Day, and the following year in 2018, he won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans for the second time, sharing the victory with his partner Scott Piercy.

In 2021, Billy won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, beating Scottie Scheffler, which was his first time winning a World Golf Championship. In September of the same year, he won the BMW PGA Championship – his second European Tour win.

In 2022, Horschel won the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, his 7th PGA Tour title.

He was selected to represent the U.S. team in the 2022 Presidents Cup, winning one and losing two matches.

Personal life

Billy Horschel is married to Brittany Nelson. They met at the University of Florida, and both played golf. Brittany had to give up golf due to a struggle with wrist injuries.

Bill and Brittany have three children.

Apart from professional golf, Horschel loves snowboarding. He’s also a fan of West Ham United F.C.

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Conclusion

Billy Horschel is a professional golfer with seven-time PGA Tour wins. He won the 2014 FedEx Cup Champion, and the 2021 BMW PGA Championship Winner.

He was listed in 2015 The World's Highest-Paid Athletes by Forbes. Horschel’s net worth is estimated at $25 million.

References

  1. Billy Horschel. Available at: http://www.billyhorschelgolf.com/ (Accessed: November 25, 2022). 

  2. Billy Horschel (no date) Forbes. Forbes Magazine. Available at: https://www.forbes.com/profile/billy-horschel/?sh=4cdab76a6316 (Accessed: November 25, 2022). 

  3. Billy Horschel (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Horschel (Accessed: November 25, 2022). 

  4. Walker Cup (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walker_Cup (Accessed: November 25, 2022).