Billy Horschel was criticised for slow play in the WGC Match Play final
WGC Match Play champion Billy Horschel has apologised for the pace of play during his final against Scottie Scheffler, and he also revealed how he became a West Ham fan!
Horschel and Scheffler were widely criticised for slow play in the final at Austin Country Club and, while Horschel readily admitted he took longer than usual over certain shots, he insisted the tough, blustery conditions coupled with regular “uncomfortable feeling” over the ball were a contributory factor.The American insisted he has never been accused of slow play in the past, and that the pedestrian pace of play was accentuated for television viewers as there were only two matches on the course at the time – the other being the third-place playoff between the two beaten semi-finalists, Victor Perez and Matt Kuchar. Horschel beat Scottie Scheffler to claim his first WGC title “It did feel slow,” Horschel told Sky Sports News. “I’m not a slow player and I’ve never been called a slow player, but I understand that the final was a slow round of golf.