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Webb Simpson

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

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Overnight leader and World No. 41 Webb Simpson submitted a 1-over-par 36-37=73 after the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship to wrap a dominant performance on 18-under 270, good for a four-shot win over Charl Schwartzel, Jimmy Walker and Xander Schauffele, and his fifth PGA TOUR title in 250 events (248 pro). UPDATE: Simpson leaps 21 places to 20th in OWGR. His career high is 5th after the 2012 Deutsche Bank.
The Wake Forest alum, a pre-tourney 66/1 outright, tastes victory for the first time since the 2014 Shriners 108 starts ago. With the win, he earns a five-year exemption on TOUR and $1.98 million. This was the 32-year-old's ninth PLAYERS, third top 25 and first top 10, brushing aside a T15 in 2013. He improves to 13-for-14 on the season with nine top 25s, five straight, and five top 10s, bettering a T4 at the Sony Open. After kicking off in 66-63-68, the North Carolinian began with a tourney-record, seven-shot lead. He went out in level-par, still leading by five, and led by six heading to the 72nd hole, finishing with a meaningless double bogey-6. For the week, Simpson, who led or co-led after every round, tallied two eagles and 23 birdies versus five bogeys and two doubles. May 13 - 7:22 PM

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First-round co-leader and second-round leader Webb Simpson fashioned a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of THE PLAYERS to throw 19-under 197 on the board, good for a seven-shot lead over Danny Lee, which is the largest 54-hole lead in tournament history, previously five shots by Alex Cejka in 2009, who closed in 7-over 79 for T9.

This is the World No. 41's eighth 54-hole lead/co-lead in 250 events, first since the 2017 DEAN & DELUCA where he led by two and finished T5 after 1-over 71. Overall, he's 2-for-7 converting, most recently at the 2014 Shriners, his last (of four) TOUR titles. After kicking off in 66 and course-record-tying 63, the Wake Forest alum began with a tourney-record, five-shot lead over three players, including playing competitor Charl Schwartzel, who shot 73. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, gaining 3.106 strokes tee-to-green. The 32-year-old squared two bogeys at holes 8 and 14 (3-putt from 41'9"), outflanked by four circles at 1, 4, 9 and 17, all from inside of eight feet, adding a hole-out eagle-3 at 11 from a greenside bunker 99 feet away. He posted 1.643 putts per GIR and 0.694 SG: Putting with 28 total putts.
May 12 - 7:10 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 41 Webb Simpson painted a course-record-tying, 9-under-par 31-32=63 in the second round of THE PLAYERS to reach 15-under 129, good for the 36-hole lead by five shots and matching the tournament's 36-hole scoring record with Jason Day (2016). UPDATE: Simpson will play with Charl Schwartzel in the final pairing in Round 3.

This is Simpson's 11th 36-hole lead/co-lead in 250 events, first since T1 at the 2017 TOUR Championship. Overall, he's 1-for-10 converting (2014 Shriners), zero for his last six. The Wake Forest alum's career low is 62 at the 2015 Sony/R1, an 8-under version, so this is his low score to par. He's the seventh golfer to record 63 at TPC Sawgrass, with three prior players riding that to victory (Jason Day, Martin Kaymer, Greg Norman). The 32-year-old striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, gaining 3.249 strokes around-the-green. He had one blemish, a double bogey-5 at 17 (tee ball in the water), smothered by nine birdies, including six straight, and eagle-3 at 2 from 33'11". Simpson posted 1.429 putts per GIR and 4.908 SG: Putting with just 23 total putts. His five-shot lead at the midpoint is the largest in tourney history (Day/2016: four shots).
May 11 - 6:53 PM

Webb Simpson smoothed a 6-under-par 33-33=66 during the opening round of THE PLAYERS Championship, setting the early pace alongside World No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Simpson started his round on the back nine and couldn't get much going out of the gate. He missed an 11-foot opportunity at the 10th and found water on the 13th. From there, he rebounded and bombed home a 48'2" birdie at the following hole before backing it up with two more circles. After the turn, Simpson sprinkled three more birdies without dropping any shots. Two of those conversions came from just outside 15 feet. Simpson's turn around with the flat stick continues to amaze. After ranking outside the top 170 in strokes gained putting in two of the last three seasons, Simpson currently sits at No. 10 in the rankings for the current season. He will pad those stats even more today, walking off the course with +4.032 strokes gained putting.
May 10 - 1:12 PM

World No. 43 Webb Simpson fashioned a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the RBC Heritage to wrap on 10-under 274, up seven places into a two-way T5, two swings shy of a two-man playoff involving Si Woo Kim and eventual champ Satoshi Kodaira.

The Wake Forest alum nabs his fourth top 10 of the season in 12 starts, three of those top 5s. He improves to 8-for-9 at the RBC with five top 25s and two top 10s, joining a playoff loss in 2013. After opening in 69-68-69, the North Carolinian began T12, six back of leader Ian Poulter. Playing out of the fifth-to-last threesome, he found 10 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 2.390 strokes around-the-green and 4.153 tee-to-green. The 32-year-old squared a lone bogey-5 at 13 (3-putt from 21'7"), outpaced by three conventional birdies at 5, 9 and 16 (from 21'1"), adding birdie-4 at 15 from just off the green (15'7"). He posted 1.833 putts per GIR and -0.737 SG: Putting with 27 total putts. Simpson's main gaffe was a missed 4-footer for birdie at the par-5 second.
Apr 15 - 4:40 PM

Webb Simpson goes to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club looking to keep his hot streak alive.

Simpson has made the cut in three consecutive tournaments since missing his only cut of the season at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He had a pair of top-10 finishes in Florida at The Honda Classic and Valspar Championship, but there will be just a little more pressure in the first major of the season. It has been a mixed bag for Simpson at Augusta, as he has made the cut three times in seven Masters dating back to his debut at the course in 2012. In two of the past three seasons he has finished 29th or better, but he missed the cut last season with an awful 75-77. It's a roll of the dice on the Tar Heel State native, as he could post a top-25 finish or he could easily miss the cut.
Apr 4 - 6:12 AM

World No. 41 Webb Simpson carved out a 1-under-par 37-33=70 in the final round of the Valspar Championship to finish up on 5-under 279, up two places to T9 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Simpson finished T8.

The 32-year-old is now 6-for-9 at the Valspar with five top 25s and potentially a third top 10, first since T10 in 2012. He improves to 8-for-9 on the season with five top 25s and possibly a third top 10 (T5, Honda; T4, Sony). The Wake Forest alum posted rounds of 71-68-70-70 and totaled 14 birdies against nine bogeys, three versus two in the finale.
Mar 11 - 5:14 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 41 Webb Simpson crafted a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the second round of the Valspar Championship for a 36-hole total of 3-under 139, one shy of a quintet of clubhouse leaders and three back of the leader on the course Corey Conners.

This is 32-year-old's ninth Valspar with four prior top 25s among five cashes and two top 10s, including a solo 2nd in 2011. He found eight (of 13) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 2.316 strokes approaching-the-green and 1.566 around-the-green. The Wake Forest alum squared two bogey-5s at holes 16 and 2, outpaced by four conventional birdies at 10, 14, 1 and 5, adding a chip-in 2 at 13 from 14'11" away. He recorded 1.636 putts per GIR and -0.278 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. Simpson opened with an even-par 71 (three birdies, three bogeys).
Mar 9 - 6:03 PM

First-round co-leader and World No. 45 Webb Simpson stalled out to a 2-over-par 34-38=72 in the final round of The Honda Classic, falling three places to T5 on 4-under 276, four short of a two-man playoff involving overnight leader Luke List and eventual champ Justin Thomas. UPDATE: Simpson drops to 0-for-7 when leading/co-leading after 18 holes.

The 32-year-old improves to 2-for-4 at the Honda with two top 25s, joining a T24 on last visit in 2011. He's now 6-for-7 on the season with four top 25s and two top 10s (T4, Sony Open). After opening with 66-72-66, the Wake Forest alum began T2, one back. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he found seven (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, losing 2.773 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 2.176 approaching-the-green. The North Carolinian mustered a lone birdie-2 at hole 7 (from 22'3"), co-leading with two others thru nine holes, but came home in birdie-less 3-over, squaring bogey-5s at 11, 12 and 14 (3-putt from 75'0"). He posted a commercial 2.000 putts per GIR and 0.163 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. For the week, Simpson totaled 12 birdies versus six bogeys and a double.
Feb 25 - 7:41 PM

First-round co-leader and World No. 45 Webb Simpson painted a bogey-free 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the third round of The Honda Classic to post 6-under 204, up one spot to T2, one short of 54-hole leader Luke List, and records just the second bogey-free round of the day.

The 32-year-old will be chasing a fifth TOUR title in 243 career starts, first since the 2014 Shriners, and will play out of the penultimate twosome in R4 with Tommy Fleetwood. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.503 strokes off-the-tee and 2.914 tee-to-green. The Wake Forest alum carded four birdies at Nos. 3, 8, 9 and 13, three from between 12 and 29 feet, posting 1.786 putts per GIR and 1.994 SG: Putting with 29 total putts.
Feb 24 - 6:20 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 45 Webb Simpson birdied his final hole to salvage a 2-over-par 35-37=72 in the second round of The Honda Classic, dropping four places on the live leaderboard to T5 on 2-under 138, one back of early clubhouse leader Luke List. UPDATE: With play completed, Simpson is T3, one back of co-leaders List and Jamie Lovemark, and will play out of the penultimate twosome in R3.

The 32-year-old circled birdie-3s on his first (10th hole) and his last, from 13'10" and 7'6", respectively. In between, he squared bogeys at 15 and 2, and ate double bogey-7 at 18 after hitting his third into the water. The Wake Forest alum found nine (of 14) fairways and mustered eight greens in regulation, losing 2.456 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 1.204 around-the-green. He posted 1.750 putts per GIR and 1.185 SG: Putting with 26 total putts.
Feb 23 - 12:30 PM

Webb Simpson soared up the leaderboard during round one of The Honda Classic, cruising to a 4-under-par 32-34=66, good for a share of the clubhouse lead alongside Alex Noren.

Simpson was steady in his tee-to-green game, splitting nine (of 14) fairways en route to 11 greens in regulation. It was his flat stick that really did the heavy lifting today, though. Simpson didn't miss any bunnies but he also converted four putts from outside 11 feet, two of them coming from 21+ feet. The Wake Forest product appears to be glad to be back on bermuda greens as he walked off the course gaining 3.694 strokes putting. This will go in the books as Simpson's seventh career first-round lead/co-lead with the latest coming at the 2015 Sony Open. Entering the week he was just 1-for-3 at PGA National but this is his first appearance since the 2011 edition.
Feb 22 - 5:11 PM

World No. 44 Webb Simpson crafted a 5-under-par 35-30=65 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to finish on 15-under 265, up five spots to T4, with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Simpson finished a season-best T4, two shots short of a two-man playoff involving James Hahn and Patton Kizzire.

This was the 32-year-old's ninth appearance, sixth top 25, fifth straight, and second top 10, bettering a T9 on debut in 2009. It's his third top 20 of the season in four starts and first top 10. After kicking off in 67-70-63, the Wake Forest alum began T9 on 10-under, six short of 54-hole leader Tom Hoge. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.060 strokes off-the-tee and 1.219 tee-to-green. The North Carolinian squared three bogeys at holes 2, 6 and 17, smothered by eight birdies at 3, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 18, two from between 10 and 28 feet. He posted 1.500 putts per GIR and 1.932 SG: Putting with 27 total putts.
Jan 14 - 9:06 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 44 Webb Simpson tossed up a 7-under-par 30-33=63 on Moving Day at the Sony Open in Hawaii to reach 10-under 200, up 39 spots on the live leaderboard to T9, good for the low round of the day and tying the low round of the week with three others.

The 32-year-old found six (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 2.233 strokes approaching-the-green and 3.004 tee-to-green. He squared a lone bogey-5 at 16, smothered by six circles at 10, 12, 18, 2, 3, 7, walking off with a pitch-in eagle-3 at 9 from 25'8" away. His split included two conversions from between 12 and 35 feet, posting 1.462 putts per GIR and 2.178 SG: Putting with 25 total putts. This is the Wake Forest alum's ninth Sony, is now 9-for-9 and has five prior top 20s, including the last four consecutive.
Jan 13 - 9:55 PM

Webb Simpson returns to a favorable Waialae Country Club venue ahead of this week's Sony Open in Hawaii. UPDATE: Simpson opened with rounds of 67-70=137 (-3) to earn a weekend tee time at Waialae CC. There appear to be no lingering effects from his RSM Classic WD.

Simpson was last seen at The RSM Classic where he was forced to withdraw after the second round, to be with his ailing father. It was a good reminder for gamers that all these professional golfers are real people who deal with off-the-course issues while maintaining a TOUR schedule. Prior to his WD at the RSM, Simpson had rattled off top 20s in six of his last seven starts. He's also on the record saying he loves the layout at Waialae Country Club. A bit of rust can't be ruled out after the holiday break, but everything else points to a strong week for Simpson.
Jan 9 - 7:39 PM