Father of Billy Hurley III dies of self-inflicted wound

BY foxsports • August 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Hurley announced his father's death in a statement from his management company on Thursday. According to the statement, 61-year-old Willard Hurley Jr. killed himself Wednesday in Virginia. A statement from Reston Bible Church in Reston, Virginia, also confirmed Hurley's death.

Billy Hurley announced two weeks ago during a golf tournament that his father was missing. He was later found at a public library in Texas, watching his son play golf on a computer. He told police only that he had been traveling.

Billy Hurley is with his family in Leesburg, Virginia.

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