By Jay Betsill
Billy Horschel had fallen to No. 82 in the FedEx Cup playoffs after missing the cut at the Barclays. Three weeks later, following a second place finish in Boston, and wins in Denver and Atlanta, Horschel is the FedEx Cup champion. No one had ever won the FedEx Cup starting the playoffs lower than No. 19. Horschel shattered that record by starting at No. 69 and going on to win.
“I’m not sure life can be better than this,” said Horschel, on the heels of his dynamic run that won him the $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup.
Rory McIlroy, the undisputed No. 1 player in the world, tied with Jim Furyk for second place in the TOUR Championship. As for the FedEx Cup final standings, Horschel was followed by Chris Kirk, McIlroy, Furyk and Masters champion Bubba Watson.
Next up is the Ryder Cup, played Sept. 25-28 at Gleneagles GC in Scotland.
— Hero MotoCorp has taken over as the title sponsor of Tiger Woods’ World Challenge tournament. The limited field event, which benefits Tiger Woods’ foundation, will be played Dec. 3-7 at Isleworth Country Club in Orlando, FL.
“This tournament has been an integral part of my foundation since 1999 and has raised $25 million for my foundation and local charities,” Woods said. “We are thrilled to partner with Tavistock Group to make the tournament an even stronger platform for the game of golf and I am very excited to welcome Hero MotoCorp as title sponsor. They are a global brand and a great fit for the Hero World Challenge.”