Billy Horschel’s Masters meltdown ‘may have crossed the line’

Billy Horschel’s Masters meltdown ‘may have crossed the line’

April 12, 2021

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Billy Horschel knows he may have gone too far.

The American golfer apologized on Twitter after his on-course meltdown at The Masters went viral on Sunday.

Horschel was seen on the Masters website coverage slamming his golf clubs repeatedly into his bag after a disappointing hole on Sunday.

“I am and have always been a fiery competitor. Unfortunately, the fire inside me sometimes runs hot when I’m not getting the most out of my game,” said Horschel, who shot a 4-over 76 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 50th. “This leads to some instances where my conduct is not what I wish to show, especially as a role model to the younger generation.

“I apologize to Augusta National, the Members of the Club and to the patrons for any conduct that may have crossed the line. I am always trying to improve and do better; as a golfer, husband, father, or as a human being. Thank you The Masters for a memorable week!”

It is unclear what hole Horschel melted down on, but it was part of a noteworthy weekend for the 34-year-old. In Saturday’s third round, Horschel slipped down the bank on 13 before miraculously saving par by hitting the ball out of the creek in front of the green.

On Sunday when he tried to repeat the feat, however, he made a triple-bogey eight. Horschel, who captured the WGC Match Play championship two weeks ago, fittingly finished his week at Augusta with a double bogey on 18.

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