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October 12 2012

10:37 PM

Fitness helps Horschel find rhythm

Interview: Billy Horschel

Following a second-round 65, Billy Horschel reflects on his play in the 2012 Frys.com Open with Doug Bell from SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

Billy Horschel has played just once since missing the FedExCup Playoffs.

The time off helped. So did the decision to hire a trainer.

“I've gained a little bit more speed in my swing that I lost when I had my wrist surgery,” said Horschel, who shot a 65 Friday to enter the weekend 10 under and in contention at the Frys.com Open. “I feel fitter and more comfortable with myself.”

He also feels comfortable at CordeValle. Last year, he opened with a 65 there before finishing in a tie for seventh.

Horschel also finished seventh in his only start -- in Boise, on the Web.com Tour -- over the last two months.

Friday, he made seven birdies and just one bogey, closing in 31 with five of his birdies coming over the final seven holes.

“I feel like I've done everything you need to do to finally step into that winner's circle,” said Hoschel, who is using a trainer for the first time since high school. “Obviously a lot of golf still left to play. I can't do anything but go out there and try and play my own game.”

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