Webb Simpson
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Webb Simpson
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Matsuyama and Simpson in Phoenix Open playoff
Reuters.com - 15 days
(Reuters) - Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and American Webb Simpson headed to a sudden-death playoff after finishing regulation tied at the Phoenix Open in Arizona on Sunday.
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Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Latest Phoenix Open leaderboard
Yahoo News - 18 days
Feb 3 (Gracenote) - Latest leaderboard in the first round from the U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open at the par-71 course on Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona holesplayed rounds -7 Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 18 64 -6 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 18 65 Brendan Steele (U.S.) 18 65 -5 An Byeong Hun (Korea) 18 66 John Peterson (U.S.) 18 66 Robert Garrigus (U.S.) 18 66 Scott Brown (U.S.) 18 66 Chris Kirk (U.S.) 18 66 -4 Webb Simpson (U.S.) 18 67 Graham DeLaet (Canada) 18 67 Kang Sung-Hoon (Korea) 17 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 18 67 J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 18 67 Brooks Koepka (U.S. ...
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Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Sony Open scores
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Jan 14 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Sony Open at the par-70 course on Friday in Honolulu, Hawaii. The cut was set at 137. -17 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 59 64 -12 Gary Woodland (U.S.) 64 64 -10 Hudson Swafford (U.S.) 62 68 Justin Rose (Britain) 66 64 Zach Johnson (U.S.) 69 61 -9 Luke List (U.S.) 67 64 Satoshi Kodaira (Japan) 65 66 Charles Howell III (U.S.) 65 66 Webb Simpson (U.S.) 66 65 Russell Knox (Britain) 64 67 Russell Henley (U.S.) 64 67 Tony Finau (U.S.) 64 67 -8 Daniel Berger (U.S.) 65 67 Jordan Spieth (U.S. ...
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Golf-U.S. PGA Tour OHL Classic scores
Yahoo News - 3 months
Nov 12 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour OHL Classic at the par-71 course on Saturday in Playa del Carmen -18 Gary Woodland (U.S.) 64 65 66 -17 Pat Perez (U.S.) 68 66 62 -16 Scott Piercy (U.S.) 65 66 66 -15 Seamus Power (Ireland) 68 66 64 -14 Webb Simpson (U.S.) 65 65 69 -13 Russell Knox (Britain) 68 65 67 Chez Reavie (U.S.) 70 67 63 Luke List (U.S.) 66 68 66 Jason Bohn (U.S.) 69 66 65 -12 Martin Laird (Britain) 68 67 66 Jhonattan Vegas (Venezuela) 69 67 65 Chris Kirk (U.S.) 63 70 68 Ben Crane (U.S.) 64 70 67 -11 John Huh (U.S. ...
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Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National scores
Yahoo News - 8 months
June 26 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National at the par-71 course on Sunday in Bethesda, Maryland -17 Billy Hurley III (U.S.) 66 65 67 69 -14 Vijay Singh (Fiji) 68 66 71 65 -13 Bill Haas (U.S.) 66 69 68 68 Jon Rahm (Spain) 64 67 70 70 -12 Ernie Els (South Africa) 66 69 65 72 -10 Webb Simpson (U.S.) 67 68 68 71 -9 Harold Varner III (U.S.) 66 69 70 70 -8 Robert Garrigus (U.S.) 67 69 70 70 Francesco Molinari (Italy) 69 73 69 65 -7 Smylie Kaufman (U.S.) 67 73 70 67 Rob Oppenheim (U.S.) 69 71 69 68 -6 David Hearn (Canada) 70 67 72 69 Chris Kirk (U.S. ...
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Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National scores
Yahoo News - 8 months
June 24 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National at the par-71 course on Friday in Bethesda, Maryland. The cut was set at 143. -11 Billy Hurley III (U.S.) 66 65 Jon Rahm (Spain) 64 67 -8 Vijay Singh (Fiji) 68 66 -7 Webb Simpson (U.S.) 67 68 Bill Haas (U.S.) 66 69 Ernie Els (South Africa) 66 69 Harold Varner III (U.S.) 66 69 -6 Robert Garrigus (U.S.) 67 69 Mark Hubbard (U.S.) 67 69 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 68 68 -5 David Hearn (Canada) 70 67 Kyle Reifers (U.S.) 66 71 Sam Saunders (U.S.) 67 70 An Byeong-Hun (Korea) 69 68 John Senden (Australia) 67 70 -4 Jason Kokrak (U.S. ...
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Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Colonial Invitational scores
Yahoo News - 9 months
May 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Colonial Invitational at the par-70 course on Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas -17 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 67 66 65 65 -14 Harris English (U.S.) 67 69 64 66 -13 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 66 67 66 68 Webb Simpson (U.S.) 65 67 67 68 -12 Kyle Reifers (U.S.) 66 67 67 68 -9 Martin Piller (U.S.) 66 66 68 71 Jason Dufner (U.S.) 66 69 66 70 Anirban Lahiri (India) 65 70 68 68 Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 73 67 63 68 -8 Bryce Molder (U.S.) 64 69 70 69 Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 71 66 69 66 Chad Campbell (U.S.) 69 72 68 63 -7 Chris Stroud (U.S. ...
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Spieth grabs one-stroke US PGA lead at Colonial
Yahoo News - 9 months
World number two Jordan Spieth fired a five-under-par 65 to seize a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Dean and Deluca Invitational. Spieth, who defends his US Open title next month at Oakmont, found only four fairways but suffered his only bogey in 29 holes at the 18th to put the 22-year-old American on 12-under 198 entering the final round at Colonial. Ryan Palmer and Webb Simpson shared second on 199, Simpson after a bogey of his own at 18.
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Molder one ahead at Colonial, Spieth three back
Yahoo News - 9 months
(Reuters) - Bryce Molder wielded a red-hot putter on near-perfect greens, finishing with a four-birdie flurry to take a one-shot lead in Thursday's opening round of the Colonial tournament in Fort Worth, Texas. The 37-year-old American sank an 11-footer at the sixth, a 20-footer at the seventh, an 11-footer at the eighth and an 18-footer at the par-four ninth, his final hole, to shoot a flawless six-under 64 at Colonial Country Club. India's Anirban Lahiri, and Americans Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson, opened with 65s while the ominous figure of world number two and local favourite Jordan Spieth lurked just three strokes off the pace after carding 67.
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Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open scores
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Feb 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open at the par-71 course on Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona -13 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 67 66 67 -10 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 65 68 70 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 65 70 68 -9 Bryce Molder (U.S.) 67 73 64 Boo Weekley (U.S.) 71 68 65 -8 Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 69 71 65 -7 James Hahn (U.S.) 67 65 74 Harris English (U.S.) 68 67 71 John Huh (U.S.) 69 70 67 -6 Kevin Na (U.S.) 68 71 68 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 65 70 72 Matt Every (U.S.) 70 69 68 Webb Simpson (U.S.) 68 71 68 Charles Howell III (U.S.) 70 69 68 Blayne Barber (U.S. ...
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Anchors away as PGA Tour players adapt to change
Yahoo News - about 1 year
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Just two weeks remain before PGA Tour players have to adapt to a ban by golf's rulemakers on long putters being anchored to the body and Tim Clark is among those who expect "some challenges along the way". South African Clark, one of the leading critics of the rule change along with former major winners Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson, has been using the anchored technique for 18 years and the same putter for more than a decade. Clark was publicly vocal in his opposition to the proposal when it was first suggested in December 2012 but says he "will be just fine" with a revamped putting method when the 2015-16 PGA Tour resumes early next month.
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Robert Streb, Webb Simpson share lead at Wells Fargo; Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson lurking
Fox News - almost 2 years
Phil Mickelson has been trying to tell everyone that'll listen he's not been playing poorly — he just hasn't been scoring well.
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Streb tops crowded PGA Quail Hollow leaderboard
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Robert Streb fired a seven-under 65 to take a one-shot lead in the US PGA Tour's $7.1 million Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Streb, seeking to add a second US tour title to the McGladrey Classic trophy he lifted in October, had seven birdies without a bogey in Thursday's morning round that stood up to all afternoon challenges. Patrick Reed, playing alongside world number one Rory McIlroy, had eight birdies, grabbing a share of the lead before his second bogey of the day at the 17th saw him finish in a tie for second on 66 with Kevin Chappell. He was joined by Webb Simpson, Ricky Barnes, Michael Thompson, Chesson Hadley and Billy Hurley.
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Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship scores
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
May 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship at the par-72 course on Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina -7 Robert Streb (U.S.) 65 -6 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 66 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 66 -5 Billy Hurley III (U.S.) 67 Ricky Barnes (U.S.) 67 Michael Thompson (U.S.) 67 Stewart Cink (U.S.) 67 Chesson Hadley (U.S.) 67 Webb Simpson (U.S.) 67 -4 K.J. Choi (Korea) 68 Carl Pettersson (Sweden) 68 Patrick Rodgers (U.S.) 68 -3 George McNeill (U.S.) 69 Scott Gutschewski (U.S.) 69 Will MacKenzie (U.S. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Webb Simpson
  • 2016
    Age 30
    On Thursday, May 12, 2016, Simpson was forced to withdraw from the 2016 Players Championship due to the birth of his fourth child, a daughter named Mercy Dowd.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson is a Christian. After his first PGA tour win, he thanked his " Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ". Simpson frequently posts Bible verses and other statements about his faith on his Twitter account. Simpson founded an annual junior golf tournament with friend and current director Mark Bentley in 2010. The tournament is currently called the Webb Simpson Challenge.
  • 2014
    Age 28
    Simpson was selected by Tom Watson as one of his three captain's picks for the 2014 Ryder Cup team, finishing with a record of 0–1–1 in the two matches he participated in.
    More Details Hide Details This included a halved match against Ian Poulter in the singles competition. Simpson was winless for the season though he did have five top-ten finishes. Simpson's highest finish was a tie for second at the Wells Fargo Championship which was won by seven strokes in a record-setting performance by Rory McIlroy. For the season Simpson finished 43rd on the PGA Tour's money list. For the first time in five years, Simpson did not represent the United States in a year-end international competition. PGA Tour playoff record (1–3) DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. Results not in chronological order prior to 2015. DNP = Did not play QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10.
    On May 15, 2014, the Simpsons had their third child, a daughter named Wyndham Rose, named after the first PGA Tour event Simpson won.
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  • 2013
    Age 27
    Simpson won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, the second event in the tour's new wrap-around season in October of 2013, by six strokes.
    More Details Hide Details It was Simpson's first victory since his U.S. Open win and fourth PGA Tour win of his career. For the season Simpson had a total of nine top-tens and finished 17th on the PGA Tour's money list.
  • 2012
    Age 26
    On August 13, Simpson was confirmed as one of the automatic qualifiers for the 2012 Ryder Cup team, finishing in 5th place in the final standings.
    More Details Hide Details This would be Simpson's first appearance in the team event. In April, Simpson lost a playoff in the RBC Heritage to Graeme McDowell. In the season's final event, Simpson shot a 63 in the final round of the Tour Championship to finish in fourth place. Simpson had five top-tens and finished 20th on the PGA Tour's money list. Following the season, Simpson was a member of the winning American team in the Presidents Cup played at Murfield Village in Ohio.
    This was also the first time he had missed the cut in the 2012 season, after 11 straight cuts made.
    More Details Hide Details He then proceeded to miss the cut in his next event at The Memorial Tournament. On June 17, Simpson won the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. He shot a two-under 68 in the final round for a final score of one-over par. It was good enough to win by one stroke over Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson. McDowell missed a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have forced a playoff. It was his first major championship win. The win moved Simpson to a career-high fifth in the OWGR. Following his victory at the U.S. Open, Simpson announced his intention to skip The Open Championship the following month, as his wife was due to give birth to their second child during this time. He finished in a tie for 29th at the Travelers Championship the week after winning the U.S. Open. In July, Simpson held a two stroke lead going into the final round of the Greenbrier Classic. He had only one bogey all tournament before bogeying four of five holes on the back nine, resulting in finishing in a tie for seventh. With his withdrawal from The Open Championship, Simpson did not play for another month until at the final major of the year, the PGA Championship. This showed when he started the first round at six-over-par through seven holes on his way to an opening round of 79.
    Simpson opened the 2012 season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions where he finished in a tie for third place, four shots off the winning total of Steve Stricker.
    More Details Hide Details He then recorded top-10s at both the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the Transitions Championship to maintain his solid start to the year. Then at the Wells Fargo Championship Simpson finished fourth after holding the 54-hole lead. He made a late bogey in his final round on Sunday to finish a shot outside of a playoff. On May 14, he missed the cut at The Players Championship to end a run of 18 consecutive cuts made in PGA Tour events.
  • 2011
    Age 25
    In November, Simpson represented the United States at the 2011 Presidents Cup in Australia, for the first time in his career.
    More Details Hide Details He posted a 3–2 record, helping the United States defeat the International team, 19–15.
    Donald however won the final event of the season at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic to beat Simpson to the money title meaning he finished second on the 2011 PGA Tour money list.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the year with a record of 23 cuts made in 26 starts and well over $6 million in prize money.
    In September, Simpson won his second tournament of the 2011 PGA Tour season and of his career, at the second FedEx Cup playoff event, the Deutsche Bank Championship.
    More Details Hide Details He beat Chez Reavie in a sudden death playoff. Simpson made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th to cut Reavie's lead to one and when Reavie bogeyed the 18th, they went into a playoff replaying the 18th hole. Simpson made another 12-foot birdie putt to stay alive while Reavie made birdie. On the 17th hole Simpson hit his second shot on the par-4 to 8 feet and Reavie replied by hitting his to within 20 feet. Reavie shaved the edge with his attempt, allowing Simpson to capitalize by knocking his 8 footer in for the victory. Simpson moved to first in the FedEx Cup standings for the first time in his career. Simpson was also in contention at the third FedEx Cup playoff event, the BMW Championship, before scores of 73-71 on the weekend led to a fifth-placed finish. He maintained his lead of the FedEx Cup standings going into the final playoff event at the Tour Championship. Bill Haas won the Tour Championship to finish top of the standings by 15 points, with Simpson in second place after finishing 22nd in the field of 30 players.
    Simpson won his first PGA Tour title at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, his home state, on August 21, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson won the championship by three strokes over George McNeill, carding a final round of 67, which included three birdies and no bogeys. After achieving his first victory so close to home, Simpson said "I really couldn't think of a better place to win than here in Greensboro. That was probably the most fun 18 holes I've ever been a part of." As a result of this victory, one week before the season ending FedEx Cup playoffs, Simpson jumped to third in the overall standings.
    After starting the season well with three top-25 finishes in his opening five events on tour, Simpson had a chance to win his first PGA Tour title at the 2011 Transitions Championship but bogeyed the final hole, missing out by one stroke to Gary Woodland.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson then came even closer to his first career PGA Tour title when he lost out in a playoff to Bubba Watson at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. At the 15th hole Simpson had incurred a one stroke penalty when his ball moved fractionally while he was addressing the ball. This meant that Watson could tie with Simpson to take the tournament into a playoff. The two players were tied at 15-under-par after the full 72 holes. Both players made a birdie on the first extra hole, the 18th, with Watson holing a 12 footer to take the playoff to a second hole. When they replayed the 18th hole for a third time in succession, Simpson missed exactly the same putt for birdie which Watson had holed earlier during the first playoff hole, allowing Watson to tap in for the victory. In June, Simpson played in his first major championship at the U.S. Open and recorded a tied 14th finish. He followed it up with another top-20 showing at The Open Championship a month later.
    He finished year 94th on the money list to keep his playing privileges for the 2011 season.
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    He was also a member of the United States' victorious 2011 Presidents Cup team.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson was born on August 8, 1985, in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Evander Samuel "Sam" Simpson III and Debbie Webb Simpson, the fifth of six children.
    In 2011, Simpson had his first two victories on the PGA Tour, which came at the Wyndham Championship and at the FedEx Cup playoff event, the Deutsche Bank Championship.
    More Details Hide Details These wins helped him finish in second on the Tour's money list.
  • 2010
    Age 24
    Simpson's 2010 season was less successful, with only two top-ten finishes all season, both of these occurring towards the latter end of the season.
    More Details Hide Details His season took a similar pattern to his first on tour when he missed six straight cuts in the middle of season, before a strong summer saw him make six of next eight cuts to again qualify for the season ending playoffs. This time, however Simpson missed the cut at the second playoff event and was eliminated.
    Simpson married Taylor Dowd Keith (like Webb, Dowd goes by her middle name) on January 2, 2010, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, the couple had their first child, a son named James. On July 28, 2012, Webb and his wife had their second child, a daughter called Willow Grace.
  • 2009
    Age 23
    He then competed in the PGA Tour's qualifying school and finished T7 to earn his Tour card for 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He had a successful start to his rookie year with two successive top-10s, finished tied 9th at the Sony Open in Hawaii and tied 5th-place finish at the Bob Hope Classic. Simpson then went on a run of poor results, missing nine of his next thirteen cuts, before steadying his season in the summer with some solid displays to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. There he finished 8th at The Barclays to ensure further progression to the second and third playoff events before being eliminated in 62nd position. He ended the season with four top-10 finishes and retained his tour card ranked 70th on the money list.
  • 2008
    Age 22
    After turning professional in June 2008, Simpson played on the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour on sponsor's exemptions.
    More Details Hide Details He recorded two runner-up finishes on the Nationwide Tour, including a loss in a playoff at the Chattanooga Classic.
    Simpson played high school golf at Broughton High before his collegiate golf career at Wake Forest University on an Arnold Palmer Scholarship. He was a three-time All-American and the ACC Player of the Year in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He played on the victorious 2007 Walker Cup team and the 2007 Palmer Cup team.
    Simpson qualified for the PGA Tour after his tie for seventh at the 2008 PGA Tour Qualifying School.
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  • 2007
    Age 21
    As an amateur, he was a member of the United States' victorious 2007 Walker Cup and 2007 Palmer Cup teams.
    More Details Hide Details In college, Simpson played on the Wake Forest University golf team on the Arnold Palmer scholarship. After turning professional, Simpson played on the Nationwide Tour where he finished in second place twice.
  • 1985
    Born on August 8, 1985.
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