Billy Horschel lifts the BMW Championship Trophy at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver.
Billy held it all together while those around him faltered, his final round -1 under par enough to give him the BMW Championship with a -14 under par tournament total.
Last week at the Deutsche Bank Championship he was tied second, a win this week, what is his prediction for the The TOUR Championship next week ?;
“I’m not going to go ahead and guarantee a victory right now, but I will say that I’m probably going to play very well and I will have a chance to win on Sunday.”
“You want to keep saying negative things to me, that just adds fuel to my fire, I’m going to stick it to you every time. If I was a betting man, I would put some money on me.”
Billy was not too impressed with his -1 under par final round effort;
“I didn’t have my great stuff, I had been holding it for way too many holes. I just felt like, you know, I can sort of relax now.”
Bubba Watson had to settle for second place, a last round -4 under par 66 not good enough to make a challenge, finishing two shots behind at -12 under par, he laid the blame on poor putting;
” You’re going to have weeks like that, and I’ll take it. It’s one of those things where I had a shot, second place is a start in the right direction.”
“10 million bucks worth of putts wouldn’t be too bad.”
Morgan Hoffman took third place, a superb last round of -7 under par 63 and -11 under par total, it was also good enough to get him into the top 30 for The TOUR Championship next week, his first ever appearance. He will also get to play the Majors, with friend Rickie Fowler;
“It means the world to me.”
“It’s going to be really exciting to play in the majors with him next year, it’s always been a dream of mine to play in the Masters.”
“I didn’t really hit it much better on the weekend than the first two days.”
Sergio was cruising along and seemed almost certain to catch Billy, or at least bring some pressure to bear, unfortunately he failed miserably when he carded an eight at the par 5, 17th, some very poor chip shots costing him dearly, and he was only 89 yards from the green.
“Shame about the 17th today but still very happy with the week. Looking forward to the @playofffinale!”
“It’s what happens when you’re not just mentally sharp.”
Ryan Palmer had it going, until the 12th, which he bogeyed, then followed that with a double on 13th and two more bogey’s at the end, on 15 and 18.
He finished with a +1 over par 71 and -9 under par total, a rare shank started the rot;
“It wasn’t very good, obviously, it came out straight right.”
“You know, it’s a fickle game.”
Rory McIlroy tweeted that just in case you missed his four-putt yesterday, he did it again today.
This is how the top five line up for next weeks TOUR Championship
1. Chris Kirk 2. Billy Horschel 3. Bubba Watson 4. Rory McIlroy 5. Hunter Mahan
The strange thing is Dustin Johnson is in 30th place, the last qualifying spot, and he can not play, so why can they not call up the next man in line. Stuart Appleby ?