Billy Hurley III's victory at Congressional Country Club on Sunday was one of the best stories in golf this year.
The 34-year-old Naval Academy graduate won his first PGA Tour event at the Quicken Loans National, a tournament located near Washington D.C. and rooted deeply in honoring military personnel.
The victory also came 10 months after the death of his father.
"It's been a hard year," Hurley said. "It's been a really hard year, so it's nice to have something go well."
In addition to the sentimental value, the win earns Hurley $1,242,000, a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour and berths into the Open Championship, the PGA Championship, and next year's Masters.
To celebrate the victory, Hurley's neighbors welcomed him home by decorating his house with balloons and congratulatory signs.
Hurley also shared a screenshot of his phone, showing off 233 text messages. It's certainly a day he'll never forget.