Billy Horschel wins BMW PGA Championship, turning into solely the second American to win the well-known occasion

The 34-year-old shot an excellent seven-under remaining spherical 65 to complete on 19-under and a shot forward of Jamie Donaldson, Laurie Canter and Kiradech Aphibarnrat at Wentworth Golf Membership.

Taking part in within the penultimate group, Horschel’s birdie on the 18th gap gave him the marginal lead over Canter who was within the remaining pairing.

However England’s Canter may solely end with a par on the final gap, handing Horschel the well-known trophy, and placing his title alongside one in every of golf’s biggest gamers, Arnold Palmer.
Palmer, extensively thought-about one of many sport’s most influential gamers, is the one different American to win the occasion, doing so in 1975 at Royal St George’s.
Horschel watches his shot from the 4th tee on Day 4 of the BMW PGA Championship.

And a day after what would’ve been Palmer’s 92nd birthday, it was a particular second for the Florida native.

Horschel was one of many American golfers who simply missed out on qualifying for Steve Stricker’s Ryder Cup crew, nevertheless it did not appear to trouble him.

He got here out the blocks firing in Sunday’s remaining spherical, posting three birdies and no bogeys on the opening 9 holes.

And coming down the ultimate straight, with strain mounting on the prime of the chief board, Horschel prevented any bogeys in addition to carding 4 extra birdies to edge him into the lead.

In successful the European Tour’s flagship occasion, Horschel turns into the primary American to win a Rolex Sequence occasion.

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