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Billy Horschel believes he saw a UFO

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“I just think that to think we’re the only people in this universe that are alive or living or anything like that is sort of naive in my opinion.” That’s a statement from Billy Horschel that I think most people would agree with.

Most people, however, don’t have an experience to support that belief. PGATour.com’s Helen Ross talked with Billy Horschel about his close encounter (how did they get on the subject in the first place?).

Apparently, when Horschel was younger, he was riding in a car with his mother and younger brother along U.S. 1 in central Florida. It was then that he saw, as Ross writes, “arched lights glowed yellow above the water as if to outline a bridge.”

“I was like that’s weird, the Melbourne Causeway looks so nice and then it hit us that we had passed the Melbourne Causeway and there’s no other bridge for the next 40 or 50 miles,” Horschel said. “So it was just weird that there were six perfect lights that were hovering over the Indian River in a perfect little arch that looked like a bridge.”

So many people saw the lights that night and called the police that the local newspaper ran an article about the phenomenon the next day.

According to Horschel

“Millions of people have seen UFOs and have video recordings. And when you think about pilots — these guys are in the skies hours and hours and they know what a plane is and they know stuff and when they talk about their experiences and what they’ve seen and they can’t justify what they’ve seen, it sort of makes you think a little bit.”

Millions? Ross noted that Horschel’s peers tease him about his flying saucer frenzy, and that he is prepared for more needling following her article.

As we love Billy Horschel at GolfWRX, he reads the site, and is a friend of our TG2 podcast, I’ll just say, plenty of respect for sticking to your guns, Billy Ho, whether it’s about the greens at Chambers Bay or little green men.

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  1. WTFF

    May 18, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Put the bottle down….and hand it to the Mrs.

  2. Ian Woosnam

    May 17, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Likely he was standing next to his wife, and got a contact high which caused him to hallucinate

  3. SK

    May 17, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    UFOs were golf balls hit with PXGs…. 😮

  4. Darryl

    May 17, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Maybe just the new PXG Period Period Period driver coming in to land?

  5. Lordy

    May 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    UFO’s are simply an agglomeration of the lost souls who are stuck between heaven, earth and the 16th hole after a hellish 5 hour round of golf.

  6. Terry

    May 16, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    This is about par for the course for Billy

    • Jack Nicholas

      May 17, 2018 at 10:52 am

      He’s always struck me as being a bit ‘light’ in the brain department.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

The folks at Dormie Workshop continue to outdo themselves. It’s ubearable.

The Peoples Clubs with a sick set of NCW blades they just built.

Heckuva an action by one of Jimmy Hutchings’ young pupils.

Kraken Golf is working on a deathly cool project.

Michael Martinez with a savage mock-up of some Ryder Cup Jordans

About right…

We think so too, Kevin.

If you’re on Instagram, remember to hashtag your photos #GolfWRX. And if you’re not on Instagram, well, don’t.

 

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Check out these limited-edition Ryder Cup Adidas Tour360 shoes

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Here are GolfWRX, we love our Ryder Cup swag. Gianni brought you news of the U.S. squad’s apparel and some goodies from Puma last week. Today, we have more Ryder Cup-related gear news for fans of golf’s most storied team competition: Adidas is launching a limited edition Tour360 to commemorate the showdown at Le Golf National.

Available Sept. 24, the shoes draw their inspiration from the famed Ryder Cup trophy. The 10-cleated TPU outsole is designed to look like the wood grain finish at the trophy’s base, and the TPU top plate is shiny and gold like the trophy itself.

While the exterior of the shoe is the same whether your support the United States or Europe, the fortunate souls who snag a pair of the limited-edition shoes will be able to choose their preferred sockliner. One features the American flag and the final scores from every Ryder Cup since 1979, the other, the European flag.

“We know how much the Ryder Cup means to fans all over the world,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director, adidas Golf. “It’s the most competitive event in golf, and brings out a level of emotion that you don’t normally see in the sport. Possession of the Ryder Cup trophy is what both of these teams and fans are after, so we looked to it for inspiration.”

The shoes (MSRP $220) will come with a limited-edition shoe bag and will only available online at adidas.com.

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Rope hat fans, rejoice: Titleist’s Tour Rope Flat Bill is here

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The rope hat is having something of a moment, isn’t it? As the mesh trucker fades to the periphery and the outer recesses of hipsterdom where it belongs, the good old-fashioned cotton rope snapback is stepping up to fill the void in vintage-inspired headwear.

Titleist is getting into the rope hat game with its Tour Rope Flat Bill, worn perhaps most prominently by Cameron Smith recently, but seen adorning the heads of Adam Scott, Jason Kokrak, and Rafa Cabrera Bello.

Check ’em out.

The Tour Rope Flat Bill is available on Titleist’s website for $30 now in black/white, navy/white, and white/hunter green colorways.

 

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