Who's who: Scott Simpson

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Who's who: Scott Simpson

  • Name:

    Scott William Simpson
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Sept 17, 1955 in San Diego, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1977

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1987). Multiple PGA Tour winner. Ryder Cup (1987).

Did you know?

Former PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Scott Simpson

2006
America
204 (-12)
$300,000
Wal-Mart

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Scott

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Wal-Mart

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 50-year-old Scott Simpson (USA), who recorded his first and only Champions Tour win. [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Scott

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$378,000

Title sponsor

Buick

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].

1993
America
270 (-10)
$216,000
GTE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Scott

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

GTE

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].

1989
America
Atlanta CC
278 (-10)
$162,000
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Scott

Venue

Atlanta CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$162,000

Title sponsor

BellSouth

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].

1988
Japan
278 (-2)
¥16million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Scott

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

¥16million

Title sponsor

x

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].

1987
Majors
277 (-3)
$150,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Scott

Score

277 (-3)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

USGA

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].

1987
America
Forest Oaks CC
282 (-6)
$108,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Scott

Venue

Forest Oaks CC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$108,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1984
America
269 (-15)
$90,000
Manufactures Hanover

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Scott

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Manufactures Hanover

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].

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Scott

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

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].

1984
Japan
282 (-6)
¥18million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Scott

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Scott

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

WGA

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].

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