Name:James Frederick Webb Simpson
Born:Aug 8, 1985 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
Played as the Waste Management Phoenix Open (Jan 30-Feb 2). Simpson (USA) beat Tony Finau (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
RBC Heritage (Jun 18-21; postponed from April 16-19 due to world coronavirus pandemic). Second-placed Abraham Ancer (Mex) finished 1 shot behind Simpson (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win of the year. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
Webb Simpson (USA) won the PGA Tour 2019-20 Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (68.978) over a minimum of 50 rounds. Jon Rahm (Esp) was second with 69.127; Justin Thomas (USA) was third with 69.128.
PGA of America
Webb Simpson (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest adjusted scoring average (68.978) on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Jon Rahm (Esp) was second with 69.127; Justin Thomas (USA) was third with 69.128.
Played as The Players Championship (May 10-13). Second-placed Charl Schwartzel (RSA), Jimmy Walker (USA) and Xander Schauffele (USA) finished 4 shots behind Simpson (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
Played as the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (Oct 17-20; PGA Tr 2013/14 season). Second-placed Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) and Jason Bohn (USA) finished 6 shots behind Simpson (USA). [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV].
The US Open (112th) (June 14-17). Second-placed Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) and Michael Thompson (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Simpson (USA). [Lake course, Olympic Club, nr San Francisco, CA].
Played as the Deutsche Bank Championship (Sept 2-5; second of four FedExCup playoff events). Webb Simpson (USA) beat Chez Reavie (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. This was Simpson's second win in the space of three weeks. [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].
Played as the Wyndham Championship (Aug 18-21). Second-placed George McNeill (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Simpson (USA). [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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