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Billy Horschel missed a short putt to drop out of RSM playoff, because sometimes golf is really mean

November 20, 2016

Earlier in the week, Billy Horschel spoke of the work he was putting into his short game, and how it was starting to pay dividends.

"I know it had been a weakness of mine, but I've made it a focus and I feel like I'm seeing the benefits," Horschel said by phone on Monday.

The good news for Horschel is his improved short game was good enough to put him into contention in the final official event of 2016, where he finished in a five-way tie for first at the RSM Classic at 17-under par. The bad news? Horschel's stay in the five-man playoff didn't last long thanks to this pushed putt from painfully close on the first playoff hole.

The miss was a disappointing end to the week for a player who is looking for his first win since his breakthrough in the 2014 FedEx Cup. But shortly after walking off the golf course at Sea Island Golf Club, Horschel was quick to find some solace.