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Hurley Wins Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

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PHOTO | Phil Fabrizio

Maryland resident Billy Hurley III, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, won his first PGA tournament Sunday at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.

He scored a 72-hole score of 17-under-par 267, and earned a player’s prize of $1,242,000 and 500 FedExCup points.

Hurley was followed on the scoreboard by Vijay Singh, Jon Rahm, Bill Haas, Ernie Els, Webb Simpson, Harold Varnier III, Francesco Molinari, Robert Garrigus and Smylie Kaufman.

An emotional Hurley answered questions from reporters on the course after his big win. “It’s unbelievable,” he said.

He also teared up when talking about his late father. “I thought about him this morning… and had to kind of step away in the locker room by myself,” he said.  “Thankfully, I was able to put that aside on the golf course and just play golf.”

Before this win, Hurley said he recently considered retiring from the game of golf. “Not much was going well, it was hard. And, that’s golf,” he said. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below:

Hurley also held a news conference after his championship win where he talked about his future on the golf course. You can watch it, below:

Tournament host Tiger Woods also answered a few questions after Hurley’s big win. Woods, who is recovering from an injury, said he misses playing on the tour, and hopes to be back soon. “I miss it,” he said.

You can watch the 2016 Quicken Loans National trophy presentation, below:

For more photos from the tournament on Sunday, see below:

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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