Billy Hurley III visits former ship at Pearl Harbor

January 10, 2014

Billy Hurley III, who shot 67 in the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Thursday, enjoyed a homecoming of sorts the day before when the Naval Academy graduate went to Pearl Harbor and visited the ship on which he served, the destroyer Chung-Hoon, from 2007-2009, the Navy Times reported today.

"The ship looks great," Hurley said in a Defense Department news release. "The crew's doing great stuff, everyone's doing well, morale seems high, and it's really cool to come back."

Hurley, 31, served a tour of duty to the Persian Golf aboard the Chung-Hoon, which is based in Hawaii.

Hurley, who last played the PGA Tour in 2012, ranks 65th on the PGA Tour money list with $162,684 early in the 2014 season.

(Defense Department photograph)