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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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