Florida Gators at 2015 Masters: all three cut

By Adam Silverstein
April 9, 2015

Three former Florida Gators golfers participated in the 2015 Masters beginning Thursday at Augusta National, making the Florida golf program the second-most represented in the tournament behind Georgia (six).

Below are breakdowns of each of the golfers, all three of whom missed the Friday cut line at +2.

Billy Horschel
Years at Florida: 2006-09
PGA Tour wins: 3
Major wins: 0
Masters cuts made: 1/1
Best Masters finish: T37 (2014)
Career earnings: $10.1 million
Official World Golf Ranking: 18

» Round 1 score: -2 (70), T12
» Round 2 score: +6 (78)
» CUT: +4 (148)

» Horschel on the Masters (via Florida Times-Union): “It’s got a lot of history and everything but it’s no different than any other 18-hole golf course. They have 18 holes. … I can see why people get in awe. It’s just not my style, never has been my style.”

Matt Every
Years at Florida: 2003-06
PGA Tour wins: 2
Major wins: 0
Masters cuts made: 0/1
Best Masters finish: Cut (2014)
Career earnings: $7.6 million
Official World Golf Ranking: 40

» Round 1 score: +1 (73), T41
» Round 2 score: +2 (74)
» CUT: +3 (147)

» Every on the Masters (via Daytona Beach News-Journal): “I’ve got to get better because I don’t want to be a guy who can’t compete there. … After Augusta last year, I was really bummed out. I felt really good about my game and then I got my butt kicked. So, I wanted to get better, man. Nothing wrong with that.”

Camilo Villegas
Years at Florida: 2001-04
PGA Tour wins: 4
Major wins: 0
Masters cuts made: 3/5
Best Masters finish: T13 (2009)
Career earnings: $17.5 million
Official World Golf Ranking: 128

» Round 1 score: E (72), T31
» Round 2 score: +4 (76)
» CUT: +4 (148)

» Villegas hit two holes-in-one during the Masters Par 3 Contest on Wednesday, giving him three aces in five days and four in the last four-and-a-half weeks.


  1. John says:

    how are Billy’s career earnings only $10.1 million? Didn’t he win like $14 mil over the last few weeks of the season w/the FedEx cup?

  2. Ken (CA) says:

    While not a Gator, Jack Nicklaus made his first hole in one during the Par 3 contest on Wednesday he ever had at Augusta. That is pretty cool.