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Billy Horschel's wife was preparing to induce her pregnancy early if Billy made the Ryder Cup team

October 15, 2014

Billy Horschel made headlines at the Tour Championship when he said he wouldn't forgo his chance to win $10 million to attend the birth of his first child. Luckily for Billy, he didn't have to make that choice, because baby Skylar arrived the next week during the Ryder Cup after he had pocketed that FedEx Cup winners prize.

Q.  The fact that you became a dad right when Ryder Cup was about to start and the fact that you weren't chosen, did that turn out to be a blessing in disguise in your mind because it gave you some quality time with your baby?

BILLY HORSCHEL:  Yeah, if I happened to be chosen, we had decided what I was going to do. We were going to see what our doctors, what they recommended, with my wife, whether they could induce early or anything. But it was a blessing in disguise. I loved it that she came when she did and that I wasn't picked because I was home for two weeks and I got to be with her for four weeks total. Those are four weeks early in her life that I'm happy I could be a part of because I'm going to miss a lot of weeks, unfortunately, with playing golf. So being there the first four weeks, it meant more to me than it did to her.