Billy Horschel Gets First Win Since 2014

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Since Billy Horschel won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup in 2014, a lot has happened to him.

He has gone through a caddie change, an equipment change from Ping to PXG, and possibly most notably, 0 wins in that time frame.

That 0 wins part changed Sunday, as Horschel outlasted Jason Day on the first playoff hole of the AT&T Byron Nelson to get his first win on Tour since that 2014 Tour Championship.

It has been a rough go of it lately for Horschel, who was coming off of four straight cuts heading into the week. It was the first time he had missed consecutive cuts since 2012. There was also the incident with his caddie at The Players last week.

All of that didn’t matter though anymore when Day pushed his comebacker for par on the first playoff hole, Horschel was back in the winners circle.

“I knew the stuff I was doing at home was the right stuff,” Horschel said. “I knew the stuff I was doing in early weeks of tournaments was the right stuff. I just had to keep believing in it and keep believing that, you know, in tournament golf that I’ve done this stuff I needed to do that week to play well. Sometimes I just didn’t have that belief I needed.”