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Billy Hurley III is going to have to wait for another shot at the British Open.
Hurley, 34, won his first PGA Tour event on Sunday at the Quicken Loans National, earning a spot in the Open for the second time in his career.
However, Hurley realized he had a scheduling conflict that would make the Royal Troon in Scotland wait: He has a wedding to attend.
“I wouldn’t miss my sister’s wedding for the world, and I think that at this point in time for me and my family and the trajectory of our family, it’s very important for me to be there to support her and her new husband,” Hurley told USA Todayafter winning the Quicken Loans National.
He continued: “It was a pretty easy decision at the end of the day. She tried to not really influence me a ton on Sunday night, but I called her while I was playing, and she started crying. I mean, so she was pretty thrilled that I’ll be there.”
Score one for the family!