Pro golfer's emotional plea to find missing father

Last Updated Jul 31, 2015 4:38 PM EDT

Update: Police have located the father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III. Police in Leesburg, Virginia say 61-year-old Willard Hurley Jr. was located Friday in Texas.


Police are searching for the father of a pro golfer Billy Hurley III.

Willard Hurley, Jr., disappeared without warning 11 days ago, reports CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal.

In the midst of a family crisis, Hurley is competing on the golf course at the Quickens Loans National tournament in Virginia and he is desperately hoping that attention he garners at the event will bring his missing father home.

"I'm really coming to you guys and asking for help," he said.

Fighting back tears, an emotionally distraught Hurley addressed the media about the disappearance of his father, retired Virginia police officer Willard Hurley, Jr.

"So last Sunday, nine days ago, my dad took some clothes, he took some cash, he got in his truck and drove away and no one has heard from him since," Hurley said.

The professional golfer stated adamantly his dad has no history of mental illness, so to guess why he left would be, as Hurley said, "complete speculation."

"He's been married to my mom for 30-plus years. You know, they still live in the house that I grew up in," he said.

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Willard Hurley Jr. Cheryl Hurley/PGA Tour via AP

The 61-year-old was last seen leaving the family's Leesburg, Virginia, home on July 19 driving a dark green 1998 Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Police were able to last track Hurley to Texarkana, Texas, where he purchased a hotel room for one night on July 23.

Despite the family crisis, the 33-year-old is hoping his refusal to withdraw from the tournament will help deliver his desperate message -- a message from a loving son to his father.

"Maybe he goes to PGAtour.com to check my tee time or check my score and sees this and understands that 'Dad, we love you and we want you to come home,'" Hurley said.