30 Oct '11, 9pm
Thrilled to see Billy Hurley III earn @PGATour card. Wonderful guy, inspiring story. Here's my column on him from May:
In June 2009, after his mandatory five-year tour of duty, he decided to pursue a professional golf career, despite playing only five rounds in a two-year span. An accomplished amateur during his time in Annapolis, Hurley had won the 2004 Byron Nelson Award as the nation’s top collegian and played on the victorious ’05 U.S. Walker Cup team with Anthony Kim and J.B. Holmes, among others. It didn’t take long for Hurley to regain his form: Sixteen months after he was aboard the USS Chung-Hoon, he medaled at the second stage of 2010 Q-School.