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Webb Simpson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175

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Webb Simpson kept his foot on the gas pedal with a 3-under-par 34-33=67 during round two of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, grabbing an early claim of the clubhouse lead at 8-under 132.
The Wake Forest product split seven (of 14) fairways and landed 11 greens in regulation en route to a four birdie, one bogey effort. His lone blemish came at the par-4 seventh hole as he whiffed on a 4'6" par-saving attempt. On the flip side, he splashed in four putts from outside nine feet, so the new Matt Kuchar method of putting seems to be working out for Simpson who arrived this week ranked 184th in strokes gained putting. He's currently 18th in the field in that regard. The elite ball-striker should continue to give himself birdie chances over the weekend, so it will be intriguing to see if his new putting stroke holds up under more pressure as the week progresses. May 27 - 7:14 PM

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Webb Simpson styled a 5-under-par 33-32=65 during the opening round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, placing him at T2 just one stroke off the leader Bryce Molder.

Simpson started on the back nine and splashed in four putts from outside five feet before making the turn at 3-under. That wouldn't be notable for most golfers, but the Wake Forest product entered the week ranked 184th in strokes gained putting as he continues to make the conversion to a non-anchored putting stroke. The flat stick really picked up steam on his inward nine, firing in a 21'8" birdie on the par-4 second and then a 19'4" birdie bomb on the par-4 fifth hole. Believers in the infamous nappy factor will place all the credit on Simpson's wife having their fourth child just two weeks ago. Regardless if that's true or not, Simpson is now a serious threat to contend this week, as long as the putter can remain relatively warm. He arrived with an 0-for-2 record at Colonial Country Club but this is his first visit since 2010. This also matches his low round of the season (Sony Open/R3; CareerBuilder/R2).
May 26 - 7:53 PM

Due to the birth of his fourth child, Webb Simpson has withdrawn from the field at this week's PLAYERS. Aaron Baddeley will replace him in the field.

Simpson found himself in a slump recently, posting five straight finishes outside the top 25. It reached its peak last week when the Wake Forest product missed the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship, playing right in his backyard. There was still a small angle for gamers to jump back on board this week, as his caddie Paul Tesori is a Ponte Vedra local, and knows TPC Sawgrass like the back of his hand. Gamers should take note of this pre-tournament WD and remove Simpson from all lineups. On the bright side, this is not injury-related and Simpson should return to action rather quickly.
May 11 - 8:05 AM

Webb Simpson will walk to the course this week at the Wells Fargo Championship, as he plays the event right in his backyard.

Simpson is a member of Quail Hollow Club and actually lives right on the course. He gets plenty of rounds in throughout the year, on his weeks off. Becoming a member has paid dividends as he sports top 40s in each of his last five starts here. That includes a runner-up finish last year and a fourth-place finish in 2012. QHC is more catered to bombers, but Simpson's local knowledge puts him straight to the front of the line when looking for contenders this week. Despite his 137th ranking in the FedExCup standings, he is viable in all fantasy formats this week.
May 4 - 8:31 PM

Webb Simpson posted a career-best finish at last year's Masters and returns this week for the 80th edition, looking to build upon that effort.

Simpson recorded a T44 in his 2012 Masters debut and then returned with two straight missed cuts before last year's T28. Overall, he's signed for rounds of 2-over 74 or worse in six of his 12 rounds here at Augusta National. Simpson arrives with an 181st ranking next to his name in the strokes gained:putting category. His putting woes combined with poor course history make him a long shot to contend this week in Augusta, Georgia.
Apr 6 - 8:50 AM

Webb Simpson returned to action with a 1-under-par 36-34=70 opening round at this week's Valspar Championship.

The Wake Forest product was a last-minute WD at the Honda Classic two weeks ago, so it's nice to see him return without an issue today. Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club's Copperhead Course is the site of four top 20s for Simpson, so it wasn't too surprising to see him circled four birdies, offsetting a three-pack of bogeys. Simpson entered the week ranked 169th in strokes gained:putting and his 4-foot birdie miss on the par-5 14th really showcased that ranking. However, he also managed to splash in three birdie bombs from outside 15 feet on the day, the longest from 23'2" on the par-4 seventh. If Simpson can keep putting to field average or better then he'll remain in contention throughout the week.
Mar 10 - 6:49 PM

Webb Simpson has pulled his name from the field at this week's Honda Classic. He will be replaced by Dawie van der Walt.

Matt Lincoln of CBS12 spilled the beans with a tweet that said "We are down a former major winner @TheHondaClassic - @webbsimpson1 has withdrawn (from PGA tour official)". There is no reason cited at this point. He was on the grounds of PGA National yesterday, so it could be anything from a injury tweak to a personal matter. Regardless, we will update if any further news comes out about the WD. This is the second week in a row that van der Walt sneaks into the field mid-week as an alternate.
Feb 24 - 11:37 AM

Webb Simpson carved out a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in today's third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii for a 54-hole tally of 11-under 199, up 20 places on the live leaderboard to T5.

Simpson is 6-for-6 at Waialae CC with a best of T9 in his 2009 debut. He opened last year's edition with a career-best 62, T1 after 18 holes, but faded to T13 closing in 66-72-69. This year's visit opened with a pair of 67s, circling five birdies and squaring two bogeys on each loop. The 30-year-old squared two bogeys in Saturday's play as well, but he upped his birdie total to seven on 13 greens in regulation, including three straight to open his round. Six of seven found the bottom of the cup from inside 12 feet with a long of 16'5" coming at the par-4 second.
Jan 16 - 9:30 PM

Webb Simpson sets his eyes on Waialae Country Club at this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

The Wake Forest product finished T9 in his 2009 Sony debut. He enjoyed the trip to Honolulu so much, that he's returned five times since, adding a couple more top 20s along the way. The four-time PGA TOUR winner went 1-for-2 during the fall, to collect just 12.50 FedExCup points. Gamers should take note of his solid course history and feel comfortable taking a shot this week.
Jan 11 - 10:52 PM

Webb Simpson finished 48th in the FedExCup standings last season, failing to qualify for the TOUR Championship for the first time since the 2010 season.

Simpson opened his eighth TOUR season with a missed cut (by four) at the Open and a T56 at the Shriners on rounds of 71-69-71-70. He didn't win last season (22 starts) so we won't see him at the Hyundai TOC, but most likely at the Sony, where he co-lead after 18 holes last year with an 8-under 62, eventually settling for a T13. The 30-year-old finished calendar year 2014 at No. 43 in the Official World Golf Ranking and sits at No. 75 at the time of this writing. It's been a steady decline for the Demon Deacon, who once ranked as high as fifth in the OWGR following his win at the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 06:52:00 PM

Webb Simpson arrived at the midpoint of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2-under-par 71-69=140, one of 12 to shared 69th place entering the weekend.

So, since 80 professionals survived the cut, a second cut of low 70 and ties will fall at the conclusion of 54 holes. Simpson won this tournament two years ago, has a pair of T4s and ranks second in all-time earnings at this tournament, but that success faced off against his transition to the non-anchored putting stroke this week. It wasn't pretty in the first round as his strokes gained: putting measured minus-2.996. He recovered for 0.621 in the second round, but to eke out a payday at TPC Summerlin with 28 scoring opportunities isn't Simpson-esque.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 11:57:00 AM

The opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open was suspended for darkness at 6:08 p.m. PT with 13 golfers having yet to complete the opening round.

The field was increased by 12 to 144 last year to accommodate more golfers in the reshuffle in the opening phase. Despite beginning the day before 7:00 a.m., there simply wasn't enough daylight in perfect conditions to get everyone through today. So, the second round is scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. on Friday. Former champion Webb Simpson (2013) carded an even-par 37-34=71 with three birdies, two bogeys and a double. He's second in all-time earnings at the event with only three paydays. The other two were T4s.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 09:26:00 PM

Webb Simpson turns his attention to this week's BMW Championship and enters the penultimate Playoffs event ranked 42nd in the FedExCup standings.

Simpson is 18-for-21 on the season with five top 10s, but just one finished inside the top five, a T2 in his home state of North Carolina. In his nine starts since the Wells Fargo, he's missed two cuts and registered one top 20, a T6 at the Wyndham Championship (North Carolina). At the BMW, the 30-year-old has two top 25s in five appearances, including a T24 at Conway Farms GC in 2013 (72-69-69-71) and solo fifth (Cog Hill G&CC) in 2011. His other three results show: T61/2009, T51/2012, and T53 last year at Cherry Hills CC. In 20 career rounds at the various venues, Simpson has posted just nine rounds at par-or-better. He opened his seventh postseason with T30 at The Barclays and T44 at the Deutsche Bank.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 08:20:00 AM

Past champ Webb Simpson tacked on a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in today's final round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, to post 14-under 266, good for a four-way tie for sixth place.

Playing in his seventh championship at Sedgefield Country Club, the 2011 champ began his final frame at 12-under (T5) and three adrift of 54-hole leader Jason Gore. On his round, the North Carolinian landed eight (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, registering a disappointing 1.923 putts per GIR. Simpson entered the week ranked 170th on TOUR in strokes gained: putting and his woes continued, posting a cumulative -1.551, 55th out of 70 that made the cut. He mustered his fourth top 10 and six consecutive top-25 finish in the tournament by going third on the week in strokes gained: tee-to-green at 10.826 over the four days. This was the 30-year-old's fifth top 10 of the season on 19 starts and places him 40th in the FedExCup standings heading into the Playoffs.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 09:04:00 PM

Webb Simpson twirled a 6-under-par 32-32=64 in the third round of the Wyndham Championship to reach the three-quarter pole at 12-under 198, one shot back of 54-hole clubhouse leader Jonas Blixt.

Simpson began the day at 6-under (T22) and five off the pace. The 2011 champ split 11 (of 14) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation en route to his seventh round of 64 or better in 24 career rounds at Sedgefield Country Club. Simpson circled six birdies on his latest loop, including three consecutive on Nos. 15-17, to augment an eagle-3 (from 7'9") at the par-5 fifth. It was his third eagle of the week (two in round one), first in the tournament in that stat at last check. The 30-year-old converted four of his six birdies from inside of four feet with a long of 14'4" coming at the par-3 16th. He squared bogey at the third and the 11th, the former a three-putt from 6'11".
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 04:21:00 PM