Rolex Series

Wentworth win would mean everything to Horschel

Billy Horschel has a FedEx Cup win and a World Golf Championships title to his name but the American has revealed that a victory this week at the 2021 BMW PGA Championship would rank among the very biggest achievements in his golfing career.

Billy Horschel

The likeable 34-year-old first played in the event in 2019 and revealed that he had watched it on television growing up in the United States and had always dreamt of teeing it up at Wentworth Golf Club.

He finished in a tie for fourth on his debut and after loving the experience and vowing to return, he now sits just two shots off the lead heading into the final round.

A victory would move him up to second in the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex and Horschel believes claiming his first Rolex Series title would be equal to winning The Players Championship, an event regarded by many as the 'fifth Major'.

"There's tournaments as pros that we want to win, the Players, the Majors, maybe a few others but as an American, you don't usually say a tournament on the European Tour," he said.

"To win the BMW PGA Championship would be equal to me as a Players Championship. 

"When I first came over two years ago, I fell in love with the golf course, which I knew I would. 

"The fans have been great to me. The support has been great this year, even knowing I have support for West Ham.

"It's become one of those tournaments after two years ago that I wanted to win and so to get that victory tomorrow, if it happens, would be tremendous."

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