Horschel improving Ryder Cup chances at TPC Boston


NORTON, Mass. – Billy Horschel has improved with each round this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, and so have his Ryder Cup chances.

Although Horschel wasn’t on many observer’s Ryder Cup radars, having finished 35th on the U.S. point list with just two top-10 finishes this season on the PGA Tour, his third-round 67 moved him into second place at TPC Boston and within 18 holes of a breakout victory that could improve his chances of becoming one of Tom Watson’s picks on Tuesday.

However far-fetched that may seem for the potential Ryder Cup rookie, it does create some issues for Horschel. His wife, Brittany, is due to give birth to the couple’s first child on Sept. 27, which is Saturday of the matches.

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“If Tom picks me we will talk. If we can induce early, that would be great. If not I don’t know what I’m going to do because obviously you never have a first kid again, and I want to be there for my first one,” Horschel said.

“It will be a decision that my wife and I will make and it won’t be an easy one at that, but I’m not worried about that. I’ve worried too much about (the Ryder Cup) this year.”