Billy Horschel shot a two-under-par final round 68 to claim the Tour Championship in Atlanta by three shots from Jim Furyk and Rory McIlroy. As well as winning the PGA Tour’s last event, the American also gets his hands on the $10,000,000 FedExCup prize money, having finished top of the pile in the playoffs.
His win caps off a phenomenal run of form that saw the world No.14 take home the BMW Championship a week previous, and finish runner-up at the Deutsche Bank Championship a week before that.
Afterwards, Horschel couldn’t hide his delight at being crowned the youngest FedExCup champion since the Playoffs began in 2007.
"I always see things glass half full, and it turned out for the best." - Billy Horschel
“I'm on cloud nine,” said the 27-year-old. “It's unbelievable. The year I had, I wasn't sure this was going to happen, but I kept believing, everyone on my team kept believing in me and just kept my head up high.
“I'm a positive guy, I always see things glass half full, and it turned out for the best. I can't be more thrilled.”
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Billy Horschel dreamt he would win the title
Following his win at the BMW Championship, Billy Horschel entered the season’s closer ranked second in the FedExCup race.
As his attentions turned to winning the overall prize, he recalled a dream he had at the start of the year.
"People may think I'm insane, but I honestly don't care now." - Billy Horschel
“I just had this dream,” Horschel explained. “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’.
“Obviously being in the position where I was, I thought about it last week after I won. I've thought about it this week a little bit that maybe this is actually something that is supposed to happen.
“It may sound crazy. People may think I'm insane, but I honestly don't care now.”
Rory McIlroy regroups for the Ryder Cup
The world No.1 finished tied second at East Lake, Atlanta, finishing the day on one-over-par and eight-under for the tournament.
With the Ryder Cup next on the 25-year-old’s agenda, he plans to rest ahead of Gleneagles, having played four weeks in-a-row, and six of the last seven PGA Tour events.
“I don't want to see my golf clubs for a few days,” said the Northern Irishman. “I'll pick them back up again probably at the weekend.
“Having these five days off is going to be big, and I think a lot of guys will do the same thing.
“I don't think like tiredness or fatigue will play a part in the Ryder Cup.”