May 23, 2013 |
Webb Simpson has enjoyed success with a belly putter in his five seasons on the PGA Tour, posting three victories, including the 2012 U.S. Open. He doesn't want to see his style of anchored putting stroke thrown out. The U.S. Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews adopted a rule banning the anchored putting stroke, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Simpson doesn't agree with the decision and hopes the PGA Tour will continue to allow anchored putting, which would create a rule that is different from what the rest of the world will follow.
June 20, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - It could be argued that Webb Simpson was too young or too inexperienced to win a major championship, especially by having to chase the best players in golf to win the U.S. Open over the diabolical Lake Course at the Olympic Club. However, it's an argument that doesn't fly any more. The 26-year-old Simpson became the ninth different first-time winner of a major Sunday after calming his nerves enough to rally from a 4-stroke deficit at the start of the day and overcome a host of veteran players.
June 19, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Of the 17 players within 5 strokes of the lead who had a legitimate shot to win the U.S. Open entering the final round, the name of Webb Simpson didn't stand out on a list with Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, and Tiger Woods - former Open champions all. That didn't matter to Simpson. Even though he was 6 strokes out of first place after 36 holes and 4 back entering the final 18, he knew he had the game to win, if only he could keep his composure over the beast that was the Lake Course at the Olympic Club.
April 30, 2013 |
Webb Simpson is familiar with the East course at Merion Golf Club, having played there in the 2005 U.S. Amateur and in corporate outings. And he is rather fond of the place. "I tell people all the time that it is my favorite golf course in the world," Simpson, the defending U.S. Open champion, said Monday during the championship's media day. "What it demands out of the players is so different than most golf courses. "So for me to try to defend such a big title, it's an honor, but it's even more of an honor at a place I love.
May 6, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The cheers Webb Simpson heard Saturday at Quail Hollow were all for him. Simpson, who lives about a mile from the course, emerged from a crowded leader board with a 12-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole. He finished with a 3-under 69 for a 1-shot lead in the Wells Fargo Championship. Simpson, who played the opening two rounds with crowd favorite Tiger Woods, was among seven players who had a share of the lead at some point in the third round. One of them was Rory McIlroy, who can return to No. 1 in the world this week.
April 22, 2013 |
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Graeme McDowell beat Webb Simpson in a playoff to win the RBC Heritage on Sunday. McDowell was 4 shots behind at Harbour Town when the final round started, but he rallied with a 69. His only bogey of the day was on the 72d hole, forcing a playoff. McDowell's approach shot on the extra hole landed about 15 feet away; he two-putted for par. Simpson missed a 10-footer for par. European Tour VALENCIA, Spain - Raphael Jacquelin made a five-foot birdie putt to win a Spanish Open playoff over Maximilian Kieffer on their ninth try at the 18th hole at Parador de El Saler.
August 8, 2012 |
What: PGA Championship Where: At Kiawah Island, S.C. The Ocean Course No. 1: par 4, 396 yards No. 2: par 5, 557 yards No. 3: par 4, 390 yards No. 4: par 4, 458 yards No. 5: par 3, 188 yards No. 6: par 4, 480 yards No. 7: par 5, 579 yards No. 8: par 3, 198 yards No. 9: par 4, 494 yards Out: par 36, 3,740 yards No. 10: par 4, 447 yards No. 11: par 5, 593 yards No. 12: par 4, 412 yards ...
July 8, 2012 |
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Webb Simpson likes the way he's avoiding bogeys and figures he'll need to play smart again at the Greenbrier Classic to get his second win in three tournaments. The U.S. Open champion shot a 5-under 65 in the third round Saturday to take a 2-stroke lead into the final round. Simpson had his second straight bogey-free round to reach 14 under on the Greenbrier Resort's Old White TPC Course. Troy Kelly was second after a 62. Rookie Charlie Beljan, J.B. Holmes, and Ken Duke were 11 under.
July 3, 2013 |
The PGA Tour said Monday it would follow a new rule that bans the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, but requested a temporary reprieve for those who play the game for fun. The announcement Monday after a PGA Tour board meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., is the final piece of confirmation from a major golf organization for Rule 14-1b, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2016, when the next Rules of Golf is published....
August 29, 2009 |
Webb Simpson has found enough birdies on long, tough and wet Liberty National for a 3-under 68 to build a two-shot lead in the Barclays in Jersey City, N.J., the opening playoff event on the PGA Tour. Simpson, a 24-year-old rookie, took the outright lead with an approach to 10 inches on the fifth hole yesterday. He was among nine players who broke par for the day, finishing at 8-under 134. Paul Goydos and Steve Marino, among the leaders after the opening round, each had a 71 and were tied for second.