Horschel will vote McIlroy for Player of the Year

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ATLANTA – Not long after winning his second straight PGA Tour event and claiming the FedEx Cup title, Billy Horschel was asked to name his choice for Player of the Year.

He didn’t hesitate for a second.

Rory McIlroy,” he said of his third- and final-round playing partner at East Lake.

Ballots went out to PGA Tour members on Sunday evening, but there shouldn’t be much drama when the winner is announced.

“He won two majors and three big events back-to-back,” Horschel said. “In my mind, he’s the Player of the Year. I don’t think there’s anyone who comes close. You look at what Rory McIlroy has done the last six months, ever since May … he’s just been on one hell of a stretch. In my mind, he’s the Player of the Year.”