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Monday, September 8, 2014

The Limerick Summary: 2014 BMW Championship

Winner: Billy Horschel

Around the wider world of golf: Move over, Lydia Ko -- Minjee Lee declared pro after she, Su Hyun Oh and Shelly Shin won the Women's World Amateur Team Championship for Australia; Dewi Claire Schreefel won the Helsingborg Open on the LET; Olivia Jordan-Higgins won the Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic on the Symetra Tour; Shiho Oyama won the Golf 5 Ladies on the JLPGA (the Constructivist has details); Wes Short Jr. won the Quebec Championship on the Champions Tour; David Lipsky won the Omega European Masters on the ET; and Adam Hadwin won the Chiquita Classic in the Finals.

Billy Horschel with BMW trophy

He told you it was just a bad shot at a bad time. He told you it was nothing to worry about. He told you he finally had his putter working. But did you believe him?

If you didn't, you should have. Billy Horschel proved he knows what he's talking about. To paraphrase the poet, "One fat 6-iron doth not a FedExCup Playoffs make."

It's not like a number of players didn't try to stop him this week. First it was Ryan Palmer, then Sergio, then Bubba... but it was all to no avail. There were only two guys making a run on Sunday:
  • Morgan Hoffman made an unbelievable two-day run, shooting 62-63 to snag himself a place in the Tour Championship next week. He made it all the way up to #21.
  • And Billy himself sprinted up the final fairway to the Port-a-John before two-putting to finalize the win. A different kind of run, to be sure, but an important one nevertheless!
Billy's win was big in many ways. It was his second win on Tour, and certainly his biggest to date. It vaulted him to #2 in FedExCup points, meaning that he can win the whole thing if he wins next week.

And if you still don't believe in him, @PGATOUR tweeted Billy's thoughts on the matter:
Horschel: "Honestly, it feels good to win one for all the people who tweeted nasty things at me last week after Deutsche Bank." #FedExCup
As he told Mike McAllister at
"You want to keep saying negative things to me, that just adds fuel to my fire," he said. "I'm going to stick it to you every time."
Well, I believe in you, Billy. I believe so much that I've written an extra-special Limerick Summary just for you. You picked the right time to put it all together and you made it clear that nothing could take your mind off your goal:
Though his season has been a bit spotty,
Billy’s putter has stopped being naughty
And his irons got the job done
Despite that surprise run
Up eighteen to get to the potty.
The photo -- as well as the skinny on his bathroom break -- comes from the Upshot page at

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