Missing father of pro golfer Billy Hurley found safe in Texas

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Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Police have located the father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III after he went missing for nearly two weeks.

Police in Leesburg, Virginia say 61-year-old Willard Hurley Jr. was located Friday in Texas. The elder Hurley was unharmed and told police he had simply been traveling. Police say he didn't explain why he left his home without informing his family.

His son broke down in tears Tuesday while announcing to the media that his father was missing. Hurley is playing in this week's Quicken Loans National event in Virginia.

Hurley grew up in Leesburg, where his parents still live. His father left home on July 19 and was reported missing on July 27.

Police say a civilian recognized the elder Hurley after his photo was released to the public.

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