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Monday, June 27, 2016

Sportsman of the Week Ending 6/26/2016

As we move past the NBA and NHL, so many sports going on (golf, horse racing, baseball, soccer, Olympic trials, etc.) finding a Sportsman of the Week requires judgment.  But we look for underdog.  Triumph over adversity.  Skill.  And positivity.  Enter Billy Hurley III.  Never won a PGA tour event.  Lost his father shortly after the previous years tournament (after he went mysteriously missing).  A United States Naval Academy graduate and Lieutenant (read American Hero).  Playing at the Congressional in Bethesda, MD, near his home in Annapolis.  Enough said.  Billy Hurley out-dueled very experienced golfers like Ernie Els and Vijay Singh down the stretch and did it with flare. A chip make at 15.  Approach shots rivaling the best in golf on 16-18.  He won by 3 strokes and now can keep his PGA card for some time without worry.  Good guys get rewarded.  Congrats Billy Hurley III, you're our Sportsman of the Week!

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