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  • Olympics showed it was time for blood testing

    CROMWELL, Conn. – Since the PGA Tour began drug testing in 2008 the most glaring hole in the policy has been a lack of blood testing.

    Although the vast majority of drugs the Tour tests for, more than 98 percent according to the circuit’s testing guru, can be detected via urine tests, human growth hormone can not and most experts agree it’s the most likely performance-enhancing drug to be used by a golfer.

  • Operation Shower scores at the TPC

    CROMWELL — The pros don’t hit the fairways at the TPC River Highlands until Thursday but the community got in the game for military moms from around the state.

    For the 7th year in a row, Operation Shower was held in the First Tee Complex. Operation Shower travels the country providing a day of pampering for military moms-to-be, giving them gift boxes and all sorts of baby items that will help them with their pregnancy. “It’s just a day to say thank you and someone appreciates you,” said Leeann Morrissey, the founder of Operation Shower.

  • Catching Up with Billy Hurley III PGA TOUR’s Lone Veteran

    USN had a chance to ask PGA TOUR™ professional golfer Billy Hurley III about his military background (USNA ’04) as well as his golf career, including how he feels about being the only military Veteran on the PGA TOUR™. He won his only PGA TOUR™ tournament at the 2016 Quicken Loans National and is back June 29-July 2 to defend his title (for more info, go to www.qlnational.com).

Navy Bio

PGA Tour Player Billy Hurley III is a native of Leesburg, Virginia who became the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy to join the the PGA Tour as a member in 2012.  He served actively in the United States Navy from 2004 – 2009 following graduation from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Quantitative Economics.  During his duty he was stationed in Annapolis, MD, Mayport, FL and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, including his time aboard the USS Chung-Hoon.


About Billy

Billy grew up in Leesburg, Virginia, the oldest of four children. His father, Bill, introduced him to golf at a young age, and his mother, Cheryl, supported his growing passion by driving him to countless tournaments. During his senior year at Loudoun County High School, he was named to the all-state team and ranked third in Virginia.