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Billy Horschel wins BMW PGA Championship, becoming only the second American to win the famous event

The 34-year-old shot an excellent seven-under closing spherical 65 to end on 19-under and a shot forward of Jamie Donaldson, Laurie Canter and Kiradech Aphibarnrat at Wentworth Golf Club.

Playing in the penultimate group, Horschel’s birdie on the 18th gap gave him the marginal lead over Canter who was in the closing pairing.

But England’s Canter may only end with a par on the final gap, handing Horschel the famous trophy, and putting his title alongside one in all golf’s biggest gamers, Arnold Palmer.
Palmer, extensively thought of one in all the sport’s most influential gamers, is the only different American to win the event, doing so in 1975 at Royal St George’s.
Horschel watches his shot from the 4th tee on Day 4 of the BMW PGA Championship.

And a day after what would’ve been Palmer’s 92nd birthday, it was a particular second for the Florida native.

Horschel was one in all the American golfers who simply missed out on qualifying for Steve Stricker’s Ryder Cup workforce, but it surely did not appear to hassle him.

He got here out the blocks firing in Sunday’s closing spherical, posting three birdies and no bogeys on the opening 9 holes.

And coming down the closing straight, with stress mounting at the prime of the chief board, Horschel prevented any bogeys in addition to carding 4 extra birdies to edge him into the lead.

In profitable the European Tour’s flagship event, Horschel turns into the first American to win a Rolex Series event.

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