Billy Horschel‘s win at the AT&T Byron Nelson was sweet,
In a poignant note posted to her Twitter account, Brittany Horschel revealed that she had been battling alcohol abuse for some time, and was celebrating not only her husband’s win but also a year of sobriety.
“I will keep this simple,” Brittany wrote. “I am an alcoholic. I say that now without shame.”
Brittany said she spent two months last summer in a treatment facility, during which time she says her husband took on sole responsibility of parenting their toddler daughter, Skylar, and moving the family into a new home, all while competing on Tour.
“[Billy] silently battled through, with support from family and close friends, a very sad, scary and trying time,” Brittany wrote. “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 have been married since 2010.
In the final round of the 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson, Billy Horschel played steady down the stretch and defeated Jason Day in a playoff on the first hole to card his first win in nearly three years.