Billy Horschel's wife Brittany opens up about alcoholism battle and recovery
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Billy Horschel’s wife Brittany opens up about alcoholism battle and recovery


Billy Horschel's wife opened up about her battle to overcome alcoholism just a day after Horschel won the 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson for his fourth PGA Tour win.

After beating Jason Day in a playoff for the title at TPC Four Seasons in Irving, Texas, Horschel alluded to some personal and family difficulties in the last year or so, but he chose not to detail them explicitly.

"Just life gets in the way sometimes and, you know, it's truly special to be winning on something on a day like this," Horschel said. "I'm not able to talk about it right now. But it's just lot of stuff happens in the last year, and this is nice."

Brittany took to Twitter to reveal she sought treatment for alcoholism in the last year, leaning on Billy for support as the couple moved and continue raising their toddler daughter.

In part, Horschel wrote, "This weekend marked one year sober for me, but also marked a very hard fought year for Billy. He deserves to soak in the glory of his win yesterday, throw his feet up and just let out a long, deep breath."

The couple met in their competitive junior golf days, marrying in 2010. Their daughter, Skylar, was born two days after Horschel won the 2014 FedEx Cup.

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