It was surprising, then, when Horschel alluded to a hidden significance to the W. “Life gets in the way sometimes. I’m not able to talk about it right now. But it’s just a lot of stuff happened in the last year and this is just – this is nice,” Horschel said in the press center.
But while Billy Horschel wasn’t able to talk about “it,” his wife, Brittany courageously shared what’s been troubling the family in a Monday afternoon note on Twitter, admitting a year-long battle with alcoholism.
Horschel, a fiery and outspoken fellow, deserves our respect for silently shouldering the burden. And certainly we now know a little more about why his form has suffered. Perhaps the putter toss of a few weeks ago is more understandable in light of the heavy emotional load he has been bearing.
“I’m really, really proud of her,” Horschel told USA Today. “She has overcome a lot and there is still a long journey ahead and a journey that will never end. But she’s very strong and she’s on the right path.”
Prior to his victory, the Florida Gator entered the Byron Nelson on the heels of four missed cuts and without a victory since the 2014 Tour Championship. He fell nearly 70 spots in the Official World Golf Ranking and missed out on the Masters.
Brittney gave birth to the couple’s second child, Colbie, just three days after the aforementioned first major of the year. Their daughter, Skyler, was born in 2014.
“This has made me a stronger person. I had to change to support her. I changed for the better. I’m still changing, still trying to improve myself as a human being. All is going great.”
Obviously, everyone in the golf world wishes the Horschel family the best. And if you were previously a Billy Horschel critic, perhaps you have a different perspective on the 30-year-old.
WAG proof that golfers are overachievers:
Polly is engaged to Paul Casey, the slightly awkward Englishman found form at the end of last year, not to mention the day he met Polly.
Aaron, famed for his devotion to Jesus, must have had his prays answered when Richelle came along.
Bob Estes isn't a household name, but charisma and four PGA TOUR wins was enough to court his smoking Mrs.
Thomas Aiken has a career best world ranking of 73rd. He would be much higher if the list was based on successful courtship.
Paulina Gretzky eat your heart out! Kate has 1/500th the number of Instagram followers.
Romelu Lukaku to Arsenal
The Arsenal fans call for a striker will finally be answered. Everton continue to underperform, but the can't be said for Lukaku, who has been involved in eight of Everton's 13 goals this season. It is often entertaining to hear the chant of "Spend some f**king money!" echoing around the Emirates every transfer window, but in the case of Romelu Lukaku, Wenger has no excuse. He's a proven, multi-dimensional goalscorer who has been excellent every year in the Premier League, from West Brom to Everton. Lukaku deserves to be competing at the highest level, and right now, Everton can't offer that. Why did Chelsea let him go!?
Alex Song gained inspiration from a trip to McDonald's and ordering a large fry. Alex Song knew his career was about to nosedive when he pulled off this look. You can see in his face that he knows he fucked up, but it's too late to do anything about it. Can't decide whether Song's or Fellaini's hair is worse. Source: Twitter
I have never been a fan of the brutish Belgian and this haircut just makes him look like a dirty q-tip. Whoever let Fellaini do this to his head must not like him as much as I do. Source: Twitter
To be completely polically correct, you can assume this one's gender. The Frenchman's attempt at going blonde ended up being grey. Not the first time, he failed at doing something though; his attempt at a football career in Manchester landed him in Sevilla. Source: Twitter
Taylor Dowd Simpson
She has been there from the very start. This is them at college.