Billy Horschel is only human, and that means he reacts to missing a putt like the rest of the world does, by throwing his club up in the air in disgust. After nearly making a 20-foot birdie putt at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, that’s exactly what he did.
Unfortunately for Billy, the club head of his putter snapped off on impact, forcing him to get creative for the rest of the round. Because the break did not occur “during the normal course of play,” Horschel was not allowed to replace his putter.
Thankfully, he only had one hole left to go after the unfortunate result of the club throw. Although he did need to finish the 18-inch putt left on No. 8, which he used a fairway wood to tap it in. He successfully two-“putted” from over 50 feet again on the par-4 ninth:
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 8, 2017
This isn’t the first time Billy Ho has tossed a golf club in despair. Recently at The Players, Horschel got a lot of flack for what looked liked him throwing his wedge at his caddie. He ended up explaining that on camera is seems a lot harder of a throw than he intended, and he was aiming for his bag, not his caddie.
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— Brad Reynolds (@Brad_Reynoldss) May 12, 2017
“… Obviously I was frustrated when my 7-iron went in (to the water). I went to my 5-wood. … I holed it and I was just sort of chuckling to myself. Laughing like, ‘You gotta be kidding me. Golf gods taketh and they giveth at the same time.’ I tossed my club at my bag. I didn’t think I tossed it that hard. I’ve seen the video, it was harder than I wanted, but it was not at my caddie, Josh. He knows that. We’ve had a conversation. He actually reached out to talk to me about it to say he was cool with everything. Obviously, yeah, it looked bad. That’s the way it looks, but I was laughing, saying, ‘Are you kidding me?’ type deal.”
Clearly this situation didn’t put him off from throwing his clubs, because he did it again only a few tournaments later. Billy has made his way back in the winners circle after defeating Jason Day in a playoff at the AT&T Byron Nelson. Doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere anytime soon, club tosses and all.