Billy Horschel has been drawn out from the 2022 Players Championship early Monday morning due to illness. It was the third round running and Billy Horschel withdraw from the event just after 5 minutes approximately.
The 2022 Players Championship resumed play Monday morning was taking place at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
Billy Horschelis an American professional golfer who was born on 7th December 1986. The 35-year old Horschel is now playing on PGA Tour. But recently an unpleasant incident has been occurred due to his physical condition and thus he is out from the tournament this year. We already have added some key sentences about this. Now let’s just elaborate it:
Billy Horschel is now considered the 8th player who has withdrawn in the middle of the event. Through this decision (withdrawing after making the cut) Horschel will get nothing but last-place money which is unofficial ($40,600) without achieving any FedExCup points.
Horschel didn’t do it intentionally. He was really feeling sick. On the other hand, for the last few days, Horschel was suffering a sinus infection and it turned into a worse situation after waking up on Monday morning. He said: “Body just has had enough.”
In a tie for 49th Horschel was par for the round through 13 holes. On the contrary, the rest of the following players keep continuing their game as a dual. The players are Patton Kizzire and Adam Hadwin.
Joining Danny Lee, Henrik Stenson, Si Woo Kim, and Luke Horschel is now been counted as the 5th player who withdrew from the middle of the tournament at the 2022 Players Championship.
The reason behind this decision:
His illness is not actually Covid related. This is a sinus problem that he was suffering from. But that day his situation really turned into a serious one that didn’t let him stick to the game. Horschel won both the AT&T Byron Nelson in a playoff over Jason Day and Zurich Classic of New Orleans with partner Scott Piercy in 2017 and 2018 consecutively.
Horschel had three consecutive top-10 finishes before his breakthrough win (according to Wikipedia). Also, Horschel made six birdies in the 4th round and won by one stroke.
Moreover, in 2014 he earned his second win at BMW Championship which led him to 23rd in the world rankings. The Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club is also on his list of winning. This win take him to be ranked 14th in the OWGR. Also, he faced a tie at the 16th Honda Classic. This indicates what an incredible player he is but couldn’t manage to play his game this time. This was his 3rd week after being second at the Arnold Parmer Invitational.
It is said by the PGA Tour that: Billy Horschel drew out just because of a non-COVID reason and this whole incident was done before the restart at the 2022 Players Championship. At that time the time was 8 a.m. approximately.