Name:Scott William Simpson
Born:Sept 17, 1955 in San Diego, California.
Played as the Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Sept 1-3). Second-placed David Edwards (USA) and Jay Haas (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tour winner Simpson (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].
Played as the Buick Invitational (Feb 5-8). Simpson (USA) beat Skip Kendall (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. Event reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].
Played as the GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic (May 13-16). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA), Billy Mayfair (USA) and D.A. Weibring (USA) finished 1 shot behind Simpson (USA). [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].
Played as the BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic (May 25-28; formerly the Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic). Simpson (USA) beat Bob Tway (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole to claim his fifth PGA Tour win. [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
Played as The Crowns - International Invitation Golf (Apr 28-May 1; Japan Tr event; aka the Chunichi Crowns). Second-placed David Ishii (USA) and Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Simpson (USA), who recorded the last of his three Japan Tour wins. [Wago course, Nagoya GC, Aichi, Japan].
The US Open (87th) (June 18-21). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Simpson (USA), who recorded his first (and only) major championship win. [Lake course, Olympic Club, nr San Francisco, CA].
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (April 2-5). Second-placed Clarence Rose (USA) finished 2 shots behind Simpson (USA). [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].
Played as the Manufactures Hanover Westchester Classic (June 7-10). Second-placed David Graham (Aus), Jay Haas (USA) and Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 5 shots behind Simpson (USA). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
Played as The Chunichi Crowns - International Invitation Golf (April 26-29; Japan Tr event). Won by first-time Japan Tour winner Simpson (USA). [Wago course, Nagoya GC, Aichi, Japan].
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 8-11; Japan Tr event). Simpson (USA) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record his second Japan Tour win. Simpson's first prize equated to US$74,380. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
Played as the Western Open (July 3-6). Second-placed Andy Bean (USA) finished 5 shots behind 24-year-old Simpson (USA), who recorded his first of his seven PGA Tour wins. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
LPGA Tour Championship: the CME Group Tour Championship brings the curtain down on the LPGA Tour’s 2020 season at Tiburón Golf Club in Florida (Dec 17-20).
Race to Dubai: the European Tour’s season-long Order of Merit comes to its conclusion in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai (Dec 10-13).
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