Billy Horschel Ranks BMW PGA Championship on the Same Pedestal as The Players Championship

Published 09/11/2021, 5:58 PM EDT
Golf – European Tour – BMW PGA Championship – Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Britain – September 11, 2021 Billy Horschel of the U.S. in action during the third round REUTERS/Paul Childs


While the PGA Tour has wrapped up, the European Tour has the BMW PGA Championship before players move to the Ryder Cup later this month. Taking place at the end of the year, the championship is indeed a flagship event. Billy Horschel, currently playing at the BMW PGA Championship, believes the event is just as important as The Players Championship for him.

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Horschel, who plays on both tours, has one European Tour win in his career. Currently tied for third place at the BMW PGA Championship, Horchel spoke about how he feels about the event. While talking to the media, the 34-year-old speaks about the BMW PGA Championship amongst other topics, currently in a good position on the leaderboard.

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Why is the BMW PGW Championship special to Billy Horschel?

Speaking to the media, Horschel admitted that there are always some events every golfer wants to win. This usually means the Majors or maybe a few others. However, as American players, most golfers don’t lean towards an event on the European Tour.

“As an American, you know you don’t usually say a tournament on the European Tour. But to win the BMW PGA Championship would, for me, be equal to a Players Championship victory”. He went on to explain his journey, and how the course affects him.

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He added that he fell in love with the golf course two years ago, something he was sure would happen to him. “The fans have been great to me, too. The support has been great this year. So to get that victory tomorrow, if it happens, would be tremendous”.

Golf – European Tour – BMW PGA Championship – Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Britain – September 11, 2021 Billy Horschel of the U.S. during the third round REUTERS/Paul Childs

Additionally, Billy Horschel also spoke about Race to Dubai, which no American has won yet. He is placed fourth as per Race to Dubai standings as of now, his win at the WGC Match Play aiding him. He also finished T2 at the WGC Workday Championship.

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“Knowing no American was won Race to Dubai, it would be cool to do that,” said Horschel. “Also, to say I was a Race to Dubai and FedExCup champion”. If he wins, he will be the second star to have won both the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai titles. Henrik Stenson is the other golfer to do so.

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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