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A year after losing his father, Billy Hurley III finds first PGA Tour victory

A year after losing his father, Billy Hurley III finds first PGA Tour victory

Billy Hurley III got more than just his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club. The 2004 Naval Academy graduate also got some closure on the most painful period of his life and some much-needed financial security for his future.

A year after Hurley sent out a tearful message during the same tournament trying to find his missing father, who later took his own life, and two months after he seriously thought of retiring, the 34-year-old journeyman celebrated a win that could change the direction of his up-and-down career.

With a final round of 2-under par 69 that was punctuated by a 35-yard chip-in for birdie on the 15th hole and...