PGA TOUR Rookie and former ship driver in the U.S. Navy Billy Hurley III is in Tampa, Florida as part of a tournament to raise money for Birdies For The Brave. When asked what he would be doing if he were not a professional golfer, Hurley III said that he would probably still be in the Navy and be preparing to head overseas as an active duty officer.
Looking back on his rookie year on the PGA TOUR, he said that the hardest part was getting used to the speed at which the PGA TOUR operates as well as meeting so many new people and seeing so many new places. He looks forward to being able to go out to tournaments in 2013 and just play golf instead of trying to learn about new places and where everything from the hotel to players dining is located.
As he did not qualify for the PGA TOUR Playoffs, he was able to enjoy a true week off although he would have liked to have been qualified for the first two playoff events. He plans to go out to Boise, Idaho for a Web.com Tour event and then play a couple of events in the Fall Series. He is looking forward to heading back out on the road after taking some time to rest.
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