Billy Horschel ticked off a special list after his Memorial Tournament win on Sunday.
The pro was greeted on the green by his wife Brittany Horschel and their three young children, Axel, Skylar and Colbie, who ran over to their dad for a group hug. It was a moment that Horschel said he had “always” wanted throughout his golfing career.
“It’s kind of a running joke in our family that my wife and kids have never had a win,” said Horschel, 35, who now has seven PGA Tour victories. “I’ve always wanted that moment when a family burns out and the kids burn out and I can always look back for many years to come and they can look back, their whole lives being on the green and congratulating their father for a victory. And so it’s special to have this video and these photos for the rest of our lives.
Cameras captured the family celebrating at Muirfield Village, where Skylar and Colbie danced on the green, and Axel pointed towards the Goodyear airship. Horschel received a congratulatory kiss from his wife, before the family finally boarded a private jet.
Horschel – who is in his 13th year on the PGA Tour – put an exclamation mark on his victory with a 53ft eagle putt on the 15th hole.
His moment of closure came after he and his wife opened up about a difficult time when Brittany sought treatment for alcoholism in 2016.
“‘I’m an alcoholic'”, Brittany written in a press release. “I say it now without shame. Admitting this to myself, my family and my friends saved my life and my marriage.
The couple opened up about their struggles with alcoholism in a joint interview on “Good Morning America.”
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