Winner’s Circle: Billy Horschel Claims Victory at BMW PGA Championship

Billy Horschel Wins 2021 BMW PGA Championship
Billy Horschel poses with the trophy after winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth GC on Sept 12, 2021 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington via Getty Images)

Billy Horschel tapped in for birdie on the 72nd hole to post 65 and claim a one-shot victory at the 2021 BMW PGA Championship.

The 34-year old American finished his four days at the iconic Wentworth Golf Club at 19-under par. Horschel’s final round was bogey-free which included seven birdies, highlighted by the aforementioned final hole gain to close one clear of a foursome tied on 18 under.

With the win, Horschel earned €1,125,951.98, 1,335 Race to Dubai points, and 64 Official World Golf Ranking points. He will move to No.2 in the RTD standings and No. 18 in the world rankings.


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Pro-File: Billy Horschel

Billy Horschel Wins 2021 BMW PGA Championship
Billy Horschel poses with the trophy after winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth GC on Sept 12, 2021 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington via Getty Images)

Full Name: William John Horschel
Nationality: American
Height: 6′
Weight: 175 lb
Birthdate: Dec. 7, 1986 (age 34)
Family: Wife, 3 Children
Native: Grant, FL
Resides: Jacksonville, FL
College: U Florida
PGA Tour Debut: 2011
Equipment: Titleist


Leaderboard: Top 10

1. Billy Horschel -19
2. Kiradech Aphibarnrat -18
2. Laurie Canter -18
2. Jamie Donaldson -18
5. Christiaan Bezuidenhout -17
6. Andrew Johnston -16
6. Francesco Laporta -16
6. Justin Rose -16
9. Sean Crocker -15
9. Thomas Pieters -15
9. Shubhankar Sharma -15

Top-5 Check Cashers

1. Billy Horschel – €1,125,952
2. Scottie Scheffler – €492,899
3. Matt Kuchar – €492,899
4. Victor Perez – €492,899
5. Christiaan Bezuidenhout €281,587


Horschel’s Winning Numbers

Billy Horschel Wins 2021 BMW PGA Championship
Billy Horschel tees off on the 16th hole during Day Four of The BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth GC on Sept 12, 2021 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote via Getty Images)
Topline Stats:

Driving: 290.9 yards (39th)
Fairways: 71.4% (9th)
Greens: 67.7% (2nd)
Putts/GIR: 1.7 (9th)

Strokes Gained:

Off the Tee: 1.28 (3rd)
Approach: 2.36 (1st)
Around the Green: 0.01 (73rd)
Putting: 0.07 (69th)
Total: 3.73 (1st)


Horschel’s 2021 Season

Starts: 21
Cuts Made: 18
Wins: 2 (Dell MP, BMW PGA)
Additional Top 10: 3
World Rank Before/After: 28/18


Career Wins

2021 BMW PGA Championship
2021 WGC-Dell Match Play Championship
2018 Zurich Classic
2017 AT&T Byron Nelson
2014 Tour Championship
2014 BMW Championship
2013 Zurich Classic


WITB: Billy Horschel 2021

Billy Horschel Wins 2021 BMW PGA Championship
Billy Horschel tips his cap to the crowd on the 18th hole during day four of the BMW PGA Championship Wentworth GC on Sept 12, 2021 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Steven Paston / PA Images via Getty Images)

The win moved Horschel to No. 18 in the world rankings. His highest career ranking is 12th late in 2014.

The former Florida Gator, and FedEx Cup champion, accomplished all this with a mixed bag of PING and Titleist, including a Pro V1 golf ball.

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9°)
3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15°)
Fairway: Titleist TSi2 (18°)
Irons: Ping Blueprint (3, 5-PW)
Gap Wedge: Vokey SM8 (52°)
Sand Wedge: Vokey SM8 (56˚)
Lob Wedge: Vokey SM8 (60˚)
Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Tyne
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Shoes: FootJoy Premiere


Credits: Getty Images, European Tour Media


1 COMMENT

  1. Horschel earned a captain’s pick even more than Reed, whose health is questionable. He was also slightest a few years ago when he got hot and won the Tour Championship, because the captain had to make his picks before that finale. How dumb!

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