BETHESDA, Md. — Not far from his Annapolis home and the Naval Academy he graduated from 12 years ago, Billy Hurley III became a champion. He shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday to win the Quicken Loans National at Congressional for his first PGA Tour victory.
"Couldn't be a better tournament to win from
The putt measured just over 6 feet, a minuscule distance compared with how long William McGirt traveled to get to this point.
The original destination was a PGA Tour card.
He reached the ultimate destination Sunday at the Memorial by pouring in the par putt on the 18th hole, with tournament
World No. 513 journeyman Brian Stuard beat Jamie Lovemark on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff Monday for his first PGA Tour win at the water-truncated Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
The victory makes Stuard the first Masters rookie to qualify for the 2017 field at Augusta National.
Masters Tournaments may be memorable for many different reasons.
This was an anniversary year for two very different classics.