Naval Academy grad Hurley wins Quicken Loans National
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) Naval Academy graduate Billy Hurley III won his home Quicken Loans National on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, shooting a 2-under 69 at Congressional for a three-stroke victory.
The 607th-ranked player broke through on the Blue Course to finish 17 under in Tiger Woods' annual tournament. Hurley held off multiple major champions Vijay Singh and Ernie Els and 21-year-old Jon Rahm.
Hurley grew up in Leesburg, Virginia, and lives in nearby Annapolis. He earned $1,242,000 and qualified for the British Open. He had never finished higher than a tied for fourth in a PGA Tour event.
The 53-year-old Singh was second after a 65.