Winner’s Circle: Billy Horschel Claims Victory at WGC-Dell Match Play

Billy Horschel Wins WGC-Dell Match Play
Billy Horschel and his caddie hug on the 17th green after winning the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 28, 2021 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Billy Horschel made par on the 17th hole to close out Scottie Scheffler, 2 Up, and claim victory at the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship.

After defeating Victor Perez in the semi-finals, Horschel went down early to the young Texan, but gained control before the turn, and never relinquished the lead as the two finalists battled to ties on each of the remaining homeward holes.

Victor Perez and Billy Horschel
Victor Perez and Billy Horschel fist bump on the 16th green after their semifinal match at the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 28, 2021 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

With the win, Horschel earned $1,820,000, 550 FedExCup points, and 76 Official World Golf Ranking points, while Scheffler picked up $1,150,00, 325, and 45.6.


PRO-FILE

Nationality: American
Height: 6′
Weight: 175 lb
Birthdate: Dec. 7, 1986 (age 34)
Native: Grant, FL
Resides: Jacksonville, FL
College: U Florida


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The Final Four

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Billy Horschel def. Scottie Scheffler 2 Up

CONSOLATION MATCH

Matt Kuchar def. Victor Perez 2 and 1

TOP-4 Check Cashers

1. Billy Horschel – $1,820,000
2. Scottie Scheffler – $1,150,00
3. Matt Kuchar – $740,000
4. Victor Perez – $600,000


How Billy Horschel Won: Match by Match

Billy Horschel WGC-Dell Match Play Championship
Billy Horschel walks towards the 15th green during the semifinal match at the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 28, 2021 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Group (4) Stage: Beat Max Homa (35) 1-Up, Lost to J.T. Poston (63) 2 and 1, Beat Collin Morikawa (4) 3 and 2, Beat Homa (playoff)
Round of 16: Beat Kevin Streelman (53) 3 and 1
Quarterfinals: Beat Tommy Fleetwood (21) 19 Holes
Semifinals: Beat Victor Perez 3 and 2
Finals: Beat Scottie Scheffler 2 Up


Horschel’s 2021 Season

Starts: 13
Cuts Made: 11
Wins: 1 (WGC-Dell Match Play)
Additional Top 10s: 3
Money: $3,358,772 (7th)
Points: 1,061 (7th)
World Rank Before/After: 34th/17th


Career PGA Tour Wins

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


Final-Match Highlights

Highlights from the Championship match of the 2021 WGC-Dell Match Play, where Billy Horschel defeats Scottie Scheffler 2&1.


Credit: PGA TOUR Media


Money, Points and Whatnot

Billy Horschel Wins WGC-Dell Match Play
Billy Horschel poses with the trophy after after winning the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 28, 2021 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

With his win, Horschel earned $1,820,000 and 550 points to move to No. 7 on both the PGA Tour’s money list and points standings.

The 34-year old also picked up 74 world-ranking points to move inside the top 20 to No. 17 (from 34).

The WGC victory earned Horschel fully exempt status on the PGA Tour through the 2023-24 season.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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