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Billy Horschel apologizes for U.S. Open outburst

Billy Horschel apologizes for U.S. Open outburst
Billy Horschel watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay on Sunday. (Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images)

It was not a great week for the golf course at Chambers Bay — especially the greens — which endured heaps of criticism from players struggling through the U.S. Open.

But on Monday, one of the biggest critics offered a partial apology.

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Billy Horschel, who made disparaging comments about playing and viewing conditions at the Washington venue, showed his frustration in a physical way during the fourth round on Sunday, acting as if he were about to slam his putter into the ground.

"I am sorry for my actions on the 6th green yesterday," Horschel tweeted on Monday. "I did not hit the green with my putter. But still it's not acceptable behavior to do that."

Horschel, who finished in the Top 25, stopped short of recanting his objections to the way Chambers Bay greens putted.

Others who criticized the track were Ian Poulter and Hall of Famer Gary Player, who called it "one of the worst golf courses I've seen in my 63 years as a pro."

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