Who's who: Webb Simpson

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Who's who: Webb Simpson

  • Name:

    James Frederick Webb Simpson
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Aug 8, 1985 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2008

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (2012). Ryder Cup player (2012, '14, '18). Presidents Cup player (2011, '13, '19). Walker Cup player (2007). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour.

Did you know?

Webb Simpson is a PGA Tour player who attended college at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. After turning professional in 2008 he won his playing rights on the full PGA Tour for 2009 at Q-School. Two years later he recorded his first two wins on the Tour, and then in 2012 captured the US Open, one of the biggest prizes in golf.

Simpson is a practising Christian, who frequently posts Bible texts and other statements on his Twitter account.

Top tournaments won by Webb Simpson

2020
America
267 (-17)
$1,314,000
Waste Mgt

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Webb

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

$1,314,000

Title sponsor

Waste Mgt

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].

2020
America
262 (-22)
$1,278,000
RBC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Webb

Score

262 (-22)

Prize money

$1,278,000

Title sponsor

RBC

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Webb

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$1,980,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

2013
America
260 (-24)
$1,008,000
Shriners Hospitals

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Webb

Score

260 (-24)

Prize money

$1,008,000

Title sponsor

Shriners Hospitals

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].

2012
Majors
281 (+1)
$1,440,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Webb

Score

281 (+1)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

USGA

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].

2011
America
262 (-18)
$936,000
Wyndham

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Webb

Score

262 (-18)

Prize money

$936,000

Title sponsor

Wyndham

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].

2011
America
269 (-15)
$1,440,000
Deutsche Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Webb

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank

Played as the Deutsche Bank Championship (Sept 2-5; second of four FedExCup playoff events). 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.].

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