GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP/WUSA9) - Billy Hurley III is playing this week's Quicken Loans National while enduring a family crisis - his father, Willard Hurley Jr., has been missing for the past nine days.
Hurley broke down in tears as he announced to reporters on Tuesday that his mother has filed a missing-persons report for his father, a retired police officer.
The 33-year-old golfer says his father got into his green 1998 Ford F150 truck on July 19 with some cash and clothes and drove away.
After leaving his home, Leesburg police say Willard Hurley used a credit card for gas in Woodstock, Virginia. In addition, police have determined Willard Hurley stayed overnight at a hotel in Texarkana, Texas on July 23.
He says he hopes someone who knows his father's whereabouts will come forward. He says he's playing this week in hopes his father will see him on TV and come home.