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May 23, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 20, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 19, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 30, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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May 6, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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April 22, 2013 | Associated Press
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.
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August 8, 2012 | Mike Kern
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 ...
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July 8, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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July 3, 2013 | Associated Press
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....
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August 29, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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June 13, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
PINEHURST, N.C. - Nobody has ever won The Players Championship, which debuted in 1974, and a U.S. Open in the same year. Former world No. 1 Martin Kaymer, who hadn't hoisted a trophy since 2011 before his victory in last month's next-best-thing-to-a major, has put himself in a position to change that. Yesterday afternoon at rough-less, renovated Pinehurst No. 2, where temperatures reached the mid-90s, the 2010 PGA champion opened with a 5-under-par 65 to take a three-shot lead after 18 holes of the season's second major.
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June 13, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
PINEHURST, N.C. - Existing under a microscope can be anything but, well, conventional. Sometimes that difference can even be self-inflicted. Welcome to the world of Rory McIlroy, the former top-ranked golfer, who abruptly broke off his engagement to former No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki late last month, reportedly in a 3-minute phone conversation she at first thought was a joke, reportedly a day after he'd told her how much he loved her,...
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June 12, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
PINEHURST, N.C. - Have 12 months really gone by since Justin Rose beat Phil Mickelson on the closing nine at Merion to win his first major? A dozen years from now, those Father's Day freeze-frames will remain just as vivid. "I can't believe it's a year," said Rose, who this week at Pinehurst No. 2 will try to become only the second man in just over six decades, and first in a quarter-century, to go back-to-back in the U.S. Open, the PGA Tour's second major of the season. "A lot of good stuff has happened in that year.
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August 13, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Jim Furyk had been in the position before. When he came into his final round at Oak Hill, he was leading a major championship after 54 holes, much like last year's U.S. Open at the Olympic Club. Unlike last year at Olympic when he fell two shots short of Webb Simpson, he did not beat himself, Jason Dufner beat him. "With the lead, it was a good, solid round, but got beat by a guy that played better today," Furyk said. "Today, I feel like I got beat. I didn't beat myself, I don't think.
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August 12, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Despite having compiled an excellent career on the PGA Tour, Jim Furyk knows he has to answer questions from time to time about why he's never won more than one major championship, a title that came 10 years ago. This past week at the PGA Championship, the former West Chester and Lancaster resident chided the media for bringing up some of his past failures in majors, telling them: "No wonder you guys are on that side, you have...
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August 11, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Two years ago at the PGA Championship in Atlanta, Jason Dufner led by five with four holes to play. Somehow, he ended up losing in a three-hole playoff to Keegan Bradley. Don't ask. He was 34 at the time. It could have changed his world. Instead, he had to find a way to move on with his career. Last season, the Auburn product got his first two PGA Tour wins, the first coming in a sudden-death playoff. And in the seven majors since his meltdown, he hasn't finished worst than 31st.
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July 3, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE PGA TOUR said yesterday it would follow a new rule that bans the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, asking yesterday for a temporary reprieve for those who play the game for fun. The announcement after a PGA Tour board meeting 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. The rule makes it illegal for players to attach the end of the club to their body while making a stroke.
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July 3, 2013 | Associated Press
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....
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June 14, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
The Monday-to-Wednesday story lines have all been covered, some past the point of excess. Can Tiger win his first major in five years? Can Phil Mickelson finally win his first U.S. Open? Will Sergio Garcia say something crazy? How will venerable Merion handle the marauding modern athletes with their space-age equipment? Those Thursday through Sunday story lines, which finally begin writing themselves, determine whether this will be a classic tournament or just another stop on the tour.
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June 12, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
The Daily News covers the Open: Check out PhillyDailyNews.com's U.S. Open page for our coverage of the tournament at Merion .   DEFENDING U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson fell in love when he was 19 years old. He did not fall in love in a traditional sense, though. "When I played in '05, I instantly fell in love with this golf course," Simpson said of Merion Golf Club. "I grew up on a short golf course and I felt like too many courses nowadays come with a standard [7,500]
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