Billy Horschel's wardrobe is no stranger to the dramatic. But the fashion of the 2014 FedEx Cup winner entered new territory Friday afternoon, unexpectedly becoming a hot-button topic.
The commotion began at the end of the Open Championship's second round. Horschel was in the final wave of groups, and wasn't finishing on a high note: After firing a four-under 67 Thursday, Horschel was 12 over through 14 holes at Troon, which included a double-triple-double stretch on the back nine. On the final hole, Horschel ditched his rain gear, turned his hat backwards and played the 18th as such:
As Horschel explained after the round, he turned the hat backwards because the rain was pouring off his bill. That didn't stop Twitter from A) Accusing Horschel of disrespecting the game:
Or B) Venerating Billy Ho as golf's knight for the common man.
Though we understand where the critics are coming from, we are in Horschel's corner: It's not uncommon for golfers to turn their caps around in wet conditions. I suppose the two takeaways from this exercise are:
People take what direction you wear your hat very seriously.
It was a super slow Friday afternoon at Troon.