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Webb Simpson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175

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Wake Forest alum Webb Simpson takes his talents back home to Greensboro, North Carolina, for a ninth appearance at this week's Wyndham Championship.
The Charlotte resident used to come to this event as a teenager and played his college golf at nearby Wake Forest. The event already meant a lot to him for those two reasons but it got elevated to another level when he made Sedgefield Country Club the site of his first win (2011 Wyndham Championship). The tournament means so much to him that he named his third child after the event. Since the win he's rattled off four top 25s in five return trips. More recently, Simpson has collected five straight top 40s to move into the 37th slot in the FedExCup standings. A good mix of course history and current form makes Simpson a strong play in all fantasy formats. Aug 15 - 8:31 AM

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Webb Simpson will have the benefit of home-cooked meals this week as he preps for the 99th PGA Championship, hosted at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Wake Forest product seemingly has home courses all over the South and this is one of them. Simpson is a member at Quail Hollow Club, giving him a nice leg up to start the week, as no one will be more familiar with the course changes than Simpson. The local knowledge has led to a pair of top 10s at the Wells Fargo Championship, but he also missed the cut during the 2016 edition. Simpson is a major championship winner (2012 U.S. Open) but he's found just one top 20 in majors in 20 starts since the birdman interrupted his trophy presentation at Olympic Club. Given his ties to the course, this week does present a good opportunity for him to jump back into contention in a major championship.
Aug 9 - 1:55 PM

Webb Simpson is rounding into form ahead of his appearance at Royal Birkdale for this week's Open Championship.

Simpson arrives with finishes of T8 and T14 in his latest two starts. It hasn't been wire-to-wire contention in those events, however. In both starts (Travelers and Greenbrier) he's been outside the top 30 at the midpoint before rallying over the weekend. That is certainly a route to a success, although previous Open Championship winners have gotten off to a quick start. In five previous attempts, Simpson if 4-for-5 at The Open with a T16 in 2011 being the highlight. Other than his 2012 U.S. Open win, Simpson has failed to record a top 10 in a major championship. Gamers should keep that in mind when setting their expectations for the Wake Forest product.
Jul 17 - 8:50 PM

World No. 62 Webb Simpson signed for a 2-under-par 35-33=68 after the final round of the Travelers Championship to finish up on 8-under 272, up two places to T8, two back of 72-hole co-clubhouse leaders Charley Hoffman and Danny Lee.

After kicking off in 70-68-66, the 31-year-old began T10 on 6-under, six adrift of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth. Playing out of the sixth-to-last twosome, he landed nine (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, losing 1.514 strokes approaching-the-green and 0.256 tee-to-green. The Wake Forest alum squared a lone bogey-4 at eight (failed sand save), currently T1 for the week with just four. He circled three birdies at Nos. 6, 13 and 15, each from 36 inches or less and two of those 2-putt versions. The North Carolinian posted a pedestrian 1.900 putt per GIR though 1.358 SG: Putting, buoyed by four par-savers from between six and 12 feet. This is his third top 25 at the Travelers in eight visits and second top 10 (T5/2013), and seventh top 25 of the season in 20 starts and third top 10.
Jun 25 - 5:32 PM

Second-round quad-leader and 54-hole leader Webb Simpson stalled out to a 1-over-par 35-36=71 in the final round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, falling four places to solo 5th on 8-under 272, two adrift of champion Kevin Kisner, who shot 66.

After opening in 68-66-67, the 31-year-old led by two over two players, three clear of Kisner. This was his seventh career 54-hole lead/co-lead in 224 career events (222 pro), and drops to 2-for-7 in conversions. Simpson also drops to 1-for-8 as 36-hole leader/co-leader. Playing out of the final threesome, he conjured six (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 1.296 strokes tee-to-green and 0.051 on-the-green. The Wake Forest alum went out in even-par, exchanging bogey-6 at No. 1 with birdie-3 at six (from 21'10"), and still led by one at the break. He came home in birdie-less 1-over, walking off with bogey-5 (failed sand save), dropping him out of a would-be T2. This was Simpson's fourth DDI, second cash and second straight top 5 (T3/2016). It's his sixth top 25 of the season in 17 starts and second top 10 (P2, WMPO).
May 28 - 7:23 PM

Overnight quad-leader and World No. 65 Webb Simpson carded a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational for a 54-hole tally of 9-under 201, good for a 2-shot lead over Paul Casey and Danny Lee, who he'll be grouped with in Sunday's finale.

After kicking off in 68-66, the 31-year-old co-led with three others, his first lead/co-lead after any round since co-leading thru 36 holes here last year. Playing out of the final twosome, he striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, losing 0.609 strokes around-the-green but still gaining 3.059 strokes tee-to-green. The Wake Forest alum squared a lone bogey-4 at eight (3-putt from 60'6"), offset by four birdies at 1, 2, 10 and 11, two of those dropping from between 12 and 15 feet. He posted 1.786 putts per GIR and 0.941 SG: Putting. This is Simpson's seventh 54-hole lead/co-lead in his 225th career event, first since T1 at the 2014 Hyundai TOC (finished T3), and is 2-for-6 converting.
May 27 - 6:23 PM

Webb Simpson styled a 4-under-par 33-33=66 during the second round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, staking out the top spot on the leaderboard at 6-under 134 as the afternoon wave gets underway.

Playing on the wrong side of the weather draw, Simpson didn't let that bother him as he's traded 10 birdies with just four bogeys over the opening 36 holes. The club that generally holds Simpson back is the flat stick but he sank four putts from outside 10 feet today, gaining 2.489 strokes putting at the time he walked off the course. On the week he now ranks 9th in that regard after gaining 1.827 strokes putting on day one. Simpson will likely get overtaken by someone in the afternoon wave, but if he doesn't this will be the second straight year he's found himself at the top here after two rounds. He went on to finish T3 last year after co-leading at the midpoint. There is clearly something that Simpson likes about this classical layout as he's now carded six straight rounds at 68 or better.
May 26 - 2:04 PM

Webb Simpson torched TPC Sawgrass in round two of THE PLAYERS, escaping with a 3-under-par 34-34=68 to enter the weekend inside the top 10 on 4-under 140.

Simpson striped it today at TPC Sawgrass, giving himself seven birdie looks from inside 16 feet but he only converted three of those. In addition to those traditional circles, he holed out for 34'3" at the seveth and also drained a 25-footer at the ninth. Most impressive was his putting though, sinking eight putts from outside seven feet, six of those from double-digit lengths. Not known for his flat-stick skills, Simpson walked off the course gaining 2.149 strokes putting today. The Wake Forest has just one top 60 in seven trips to THE PLAYERS, but he's off to a great start this week, just one off the pace on the live leaderboard with play still in progress.
May 12 - 1:50 PM

Webb Simpson looks to build on a T11 in his latest start as he preps for a familiar Eagle Point Golf Club ahead of this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

With Quail Hollow prepping for the PGA Championship, a new venue will play the host role this week. Nobody in the field is more excited than Simpson who holds membership at Eagle Point Golf Club, giving him a slight leg up before the action even starts. The Wake Forest product has played hundreds of rounds here over the years but he will need to get used to the TOUR conditions as they've lengthened the layout in anticipation of this week. On top of course knowledge, Simpson is arriving with a T11 at the RBC Heritage, positioning himself T3 after R3 before drifting on Sunday. That RBC finish broke a stretch of six straight events finishing outside the top 35. With course knowledge and a good recent result, Simpson is one to target in all fantasy formats this week.
May 3 - 7:40 PM

World No. 69 Webb Simpson orchestrated a 3-under-par 32-36=68 on Day 3 of the RBC Heirtage to reach 11-under 202, two adrift of 54-hole leader Jason Dufner, who shot 65.

After opening in 66-68, the North Carolina native and resident began the third frame in a two-way T3, two back of 36-hole co-leaders Graham DeLaet and Luke Donald. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he found himself joint leader after playing his first six holes in 4-under, but then played his final 12 holes in birdie-less 1-over, squaring bogey-5 at the 16th (failed scramble). The 31-year-old, a playoff loser here in 2013, ended the day where he started, in a two-way T3, and will play out of the penultimate twosome again on Sunday. He's a 4-time winner on TOUR in 221 career starts, but not since the 2014 Shriners where he was the 54-hole leader.
Apr 15 - 6:01 PM

World No. 69 Webb Simpson handed in a 3-under-par 33-35=68 after the second round of the RBC Heritage to post 8-under 134, up three places to T2, two in arrears to 36-hole clubhouse leader Graham DeLaet.

The North Carolina native and resident conjured seven (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, circling four less birdies on Day 2 but squaring two less bogeys as well. All of his action came on the first nine, camouflaging bogey-6 at five with birdies at Nos. 2, 4, 6 and 9, each from inside of nine feet. The Wake Forest alum finished up with nine straight pars, but had just one scoring try from inside of 23 feet, missing a 10-footer at the par-4 16th.
Apr 14 - 12:50 PM

Webb Simpson had a wild ride around Harbour Town Golf Links in round one of the RBC Heritage, finishing up with a 5-under-par 32-34=66, placing him in an early share of fourth place.

The Wake Forest product sank four putts from outside 12 feet today but also missed on from 4'7" at the par-4 16th. Adding to his wild ride, he went bunker-to-bunker at the 17th before holing out his second bunker shot to save bogey. On top of the short-game highlights, Simpson stuck three different approach shots to inside three feet, all for tap-in birdies. Those approaches came from 166 yards, 198 yards, and 112 yards at the 18th, 8th, and 9th holes, respectively. Simpson capped off his round with five straight birdies on his way into the clubhouse. The 31-year-old is making his eighth starts at the RBC Heritage this week, with the highlight being a runner-up finish in 2013.
Apr 13 - 5:32 PM

World No. 67 Webb Simpson prepares for his sixth consecutive Masters and is paired the first two rounds with 2-time champ Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain and Ryan Moore.

Overall, this is the 31-year-old's 23rd major appearance with one top 10, his 1-shot win at the 2012 U.S. Open in San Francisco (Olympic Club). He's in the field from that win and similar to his full exempt TOUR status, expires this year. The Wake Forest alum is 3-for-5 at Augusta National with a best of T28 in 2015 (69-75-72-71) and owns a 73.38 scoring average in 16 rounds. He enters the week 31st in FedExCup points with one top 10 among nine cashes (in 12 starts), a P2 at the WM Phoenix Open. Simpson ranks 20th on TOUR in SG: Tee-to-Green and 200th in SG: Putting (-0.659).
Apr 5 - 11:35 AM

Webb Simpson styled a 4-under-par 34-33=67 during round one of the Valspar Championship, staking out a spot inside the top 10 after 18 holes.

The Wake Forest product opened on the back nine and picked off birdies at his opening two holes (11'6" at the par-10th and 6'1" at the par-5 11th). Simpson continued to split fairways, missing just 3-of-13 on the day. He would add circles after the turn at the par-4 third and par-5 fifth holes before swallowing his lone bogey of the round. The blemish came at the par-3 eighth where he missed a bunny, from 3'5". Simpson bounced back nicely at his closing hole, sticking his 155-yard approach shot to four inches for a tap-in, walkoff birdie. While Simpson has missed the cut in his last two Valspar visits, he's no stranger to success around here as he rattled off four straight top 20s before that.
Mar 9 - 6:33 PM

Playing Pebble Beach Golf Links, World No. 56 Webb Simpson sleepwalked to a 1-over-par 38-35=73 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and at 1-over 71-72-73=216, missed the scheduled 54-hole cut by one shot.

A total of 77 pros from a field of 156 made the 54-hole cut of even-par 215. However, with only the top 60 (and ties) advancing to Sunday's final round, 12 players were MDF and will not play in the finale: Tyler Aldridge; Robert Streb; J.T. Poston; William McGirt; Brian Gay; Sean O'Hair; Martin Laird; Steve Marino; Jim Furyk; Ryan Brehm; Rich Breberian, Jr.; Xander Schauffele. Joining Simpson among the notable MCs are: 216- Sung Kang; Chez Reavie; J.J. Spaun ... 217- Matt Kuchar; Cameron Smith ... 218- Roberto Castro; Charley Hoffman ... 219- Ryan Palmer; defender Vaughn Taylor ... 220- Grayson Murray ... 221- Dominic Bozzelli.
Feb 11 - 10:24 PM