Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Sport | By Charlene Craig

Horschel unaware wife ready to go public about alcoholism

Horschel unaware wife ready to go public about alcoholism

James Hahn led by one shot entering the final round of the PGA Tour's AT&T Byron Nelson today (Sunday, May 21) in Texas. I'm ready to start helping people, ' " he said.

World number one Dustin Johnson never made a serious run and finished tied for 13th at 274.Defending champion Sergio Garcia, who won his first major title last month at the Masters, shot 74 and finished in a tie for 20th.

His wife, Brittany, revealed exactly what that "stuff" was in an announcement on Twitter that has earned the couple widespread respect. I think it's unbelievable what my wife did - I honestly didn't know she was going to do it.

"He silently battled through, with support from family and close friends, a very sad, scary and trying time", said Horschel.

"I spent the end of May through July past year down in a treatment centre in south Florida receiving the life tools that help me win against my disease every day", the statement continued.

During the timeframe Brittany Horschel was undergoing treatment, her husband posted just a single top-10 finish on Tour and slid to 71 on the season-long points list before an August rally propelled him to the third playoff stop.

That miss by Day nearly wasn't even needed for Horschel, whose 18-foot birdie chance was rolling straight toward the center of the cup before stopping just short. "That will always be more than enough". I'm not able to talk about it right now. "That helps relieve stress and pressures, but then afterwards you get home and it's back to reality and everything". "All is good", he smiled on Tuesday.

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Her revelations came just a day after the 30-year old Florida golfer ended a three-year winless drought to capture the AT & T Byron Nelson at Irving, Texas.

"When you're in the position like that, you have to go for it and try to win", Day said. "It was a special week".

"I would like to share why yesterday's win had some extra emotions for my hubby".

With two emotional weights lifted, Horschel seems ready to take dead aim at becoming the only player other than Ben Hogan to win the Nelson and Colonial in the same year.

For the likes of Horschel or Palmer, a bad day at the office may be relative compared to those who endure a more traditional workweek, but off the golf course the often-harsh realities of life are no different.

"This weekend marked one year sober for me, but also marked a very hard fought year for Billy", she added. "The journey is not over". But we're on the right path, and every day we have challenges, just like everyone else in the world.

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