Billy Horschel will be one of 5 US players to play at the BMW PGA Championship. This popular golfer is disappointed about it. It seems that he expected many more compatriots in this tournament. Although the Ryder Cup is relatively close, Horschel believes that individuals could come, see the magic of the BMW PGA, and come back again.
“I’m disappointed that more of my compatriots have not come. I understand some guys want some time off after the FedEx Cup. The US Ryder Cup team was in Italy over the weekend. I wouldn’t expect them all to come and play here, but I thought some would welcome the chance to play an event in European conditions before the Ryder Cup.
Billy Horschel: I hear people asking why America hasn’t won a Ryder Cup over here
The US team has a disappointing record when it comes to playing the Ryder Cup on European soil.
They have not been able to win for thirty years. Many people wonder what is the reason for this, and why they fail... Horschel revealed potential reasons, which ultimately make sense. "I hear people asking why America hasn’t won a Ryder Cup over here in 30 years.
Maybe some of it is the financial stranglehold the PGA Tour has over the game. We just don’t have to travel the world in order to make a lot of money, which is a pity. It’s not as if our top players aren’t good enough or smart enough to adjust to the courses.
But add it up and the end result is that we have been losing on courses the Europeans are a lot more familiar with”. Although he will not have the opportunity to see many compatriots this year, Horschel hopes that in the coming period there could be changes.
"I preach every year to guys on the PGA Tour that this is a great course for them. There are guys whose games are made for Wentworth. And I know if they did come, they would love everything about this place. I mean, London is right there, a city that offers everything in entertainment.
Plus, given the support I get from the crowds here, I have to think guys like Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas would get an even bigger reception, because of where they are in the world of golf”.
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