Billy Horschel had an emotional reaction to his Byron Nelson win on Sunday and most of us assumed it was related to the golfer breaking a three-year drought on the PGA Tour. Billy’s wife Brittany Horschel revealed on Monday that she has been battling alcoholism and recently celebrated a year of sobriety after spending time at a recovery center in Florida. Calling it a “very sad, scary and trying time,” Brittany credited Billy with being her rock. While Brittany sought treatment, Billy took care of the couple’s 18-month-old daughter Skylar and moved the family into a new home by himself.
Ian Poulter isn't qualified yet for the U.S. Open, but he's hoping to change that this week at the BMW PGA Championship. Poulter is making his first return to Wentworth Golf Club since 2014, hot on the heels of a runner-up finish at the Players Championship. That seven-figure payday locked up his PGA Tour card through next season, and it allowed the Englishman to shift his focus back to Europe for the European Tour's flagship event. Poulter's runner-up finish did not secure berths in either the U.S. Open or The Open, leaving work to be done this week. Poulter is currently ranked No. 81 in the world and must crack the top 50 this week to earn an exemption to Royal Birkdale; a spot in the OWGR
One of Nick Faldo's favorite memories of Arnold Palmer came at the tournament Jack Nicklaus built. Faldo was the Memorial Tournament honoree two years ago, and he was touched by watching Nicklaus and Palmer sitting next to each in the clubhouse, with Nicklaus making sure Palmer was doing OK. Faldo described it as a sweet moment between two of the most revered figures in golf. And then he saw the competitive side of the two rivals. "Arnold looks out the window and says, 'Hey, Jack, it looks pretty green out there. I've never seen this place looking so green,'" Faldo said. "And Jack goes straight into it: 'We built a brand new clubhouse. We're serving Jack Nicklaus wine. We've got Jack Nicklaus