Why Is Billy Horschel A West Ham Fan?

Why does Billy Horschel support West Ham?

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The American from Northern Florida is boasting a claret and blue West Ham Tour bag at The Open this week.

Why Is Billy Horschel A West Ham Fan?

Billy Horschel was spotted with a very fetching West Ham emblazoned Tour bag ahead of the 149th Open Championship this week, but why is the American a West Ham supporter?

After his bag was spotted during a practice round earlier in the week, Horschel was in the Sky Sports Open Zone to explain how and why he became a West Ham fan.

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"So during my sophomore year of college I moved into a new apartment  and the cable wasn't going to be hooked up for a couple of days," he explained, "so we went to Best Buy and bought a couple of DVDs, one of those DVDs was Green Street. "

"I loved the movie, I loved Charlie Hunnam as an actor and obviously the film is about the firms at Millwall and West Ham, from there I started following them."

"Since about 10-12 year ago I've been paying really close attention to them since NBC Sports starting showing Premier League games, so I'm always watching their matches and any Premier Leagues actually."

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"But I follow them [West Ham] very closely and I'm aware of how they're doing, the transfer window and just a die hard supporter like I am for my Florida Gators."

Horschel is also sporting the Florida Gator logo on his bag this week - that's the logo you can see below his name on the front of his bag.

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The Florida Gators is the sports team attached to the University of Florida and have a very successful American Football team which has won three national titles in its history.

Horschel attended the University of Florida from 2006-2009 and was SEC player of the year in 2007 and 2009.

Whether you call it football or soccer, it's great to see some American support for the Premier League.

Dan Parker
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