Horschel headed to St. Simons, but not for McGladrey


ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Reigning FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel will find his way to this coastal enclave on Thursday, but not for a tee time at the McGladrey Classic.

After a slow start in his 2014-15 debut - he missed the cut last week in Las Vegas - Horschel won’t play the season’s third stop, but he will be in St. Simons Island to work with swing coach Todd Anderson before heading out for a two-event Asian swing.

And despite his newly flush bank account thanks to his $10 million payday for winning the 2014 FedEx Cup, work he will.

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“He took a little time off,” Anderson said. “But he’s not going to be laying off.”

After focusing on Horschel’s putting during last year’s offseason, Anderson said the plan has been to improve Horschel's short game, bunker play and wedge shots this year, pointing out he finished 120th last season in proximity to the hole.

“If he putts like he putted the second half of the year that will be fine and he was third in ballstriking (last season),” Anderson said on Tuesday at Sea Island. “We are just trying to get his proximity closer with his short clubs.”