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Police: Father of golfer Billy Hurley III found safe in Texas; missing for nearly 2 weeks

This handout photo provided by Cheryl Hurley shows her husband Willard Hurley Jr. Their son, Billy Hurley III is playing this week's Quicken Loans National while enduring a family crisis _ his father, Willard Hurley Jr., has been missing for the past nine days. The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III was found safe in Texas after he went missing for nearly two weeks, police said Friday, July 31, 2015. (Cheryl Hurley/PGA Tour via AP)

This handout photo provided by Cheryl Hurley shows her husband Willard Hurley Jr. Their son, Billy Hurley III is playing this week's Quicken Loans National while enduring a family crisis _ his father, Willard Hurley Jr., has been missing for the past nine days. The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III was found safe in Texas after he went missing for nearly two weeks, police said Friday, July 31, 2015. (Cheryl Hurley/PGA Tour via AP)  (The Associated Press)

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.