Webb Simpson is surprised that PGA Tour doesn’t carry rulebook. The proud USGA champ, who is also the winner of US Open 2012 cannot accept that PGA Tour would be administered week-to-week via their own version of Golf Rules.
“I do not feel that we would be administered by any amateur organization”, stated Simpson who is seeming offended with no-rulebook aspect of PGA Tour.
“I do love USGA & I am friends with many officials endowed with the responsibility to run this esteemed organization. They work great and it’s remarkable how they come up with possibly the greatest of golf tours in the whole world in U. S. Open. However, we are the sole sport which as in my knowledge, is governed by some amateur organization.”
“What I feel is that there is a disconnect”, he continued.
“Where they would have power & where they must not have power.”
The golf star remarked that it’s not just he who feels that there’re 3-4 rules which simply do not convey any sense for this pro game. Continue reading 'Webb Simpson Flummoxed With No-Rulebook Aspect Of PGA Tour'»
Webb Simpson is an American golfer who plays professionally on the US PGA Tour. He is most notable for being the winner of the US Open title in 2012. Simpson had a glittering career as an amateur where he was a member of the United States tem during their victorious Walker Cup and Palmer Cup campaigns in 2007. He was a student of the Wake Forest University and played on the golf team on the Arnold Palmer scholarship programme.
After he turned professional, Simpson joined the Nationwide Tour where he finished in second place twice. He qualified for the US PGA Tour after finishing tied for seventh in the 2008 PGA Tour Qualifying School. He won his first titles on the US PGA Tour in 2011 when he secured victories in the Wyndham Championship as well as the FedEx Cup playoff event at the Deutsche Bank Championship. These wins ensured Webb Simpson finished second on the money list for the US PGA Tour that season. He was also a part of the United States team that won the Presidents Cup that year.
The pinnacle of his career so far came in 2012 when he won his first major title at the US Open at the Olympic Club. Having shot a two under 68 score in the final round, not many people expected it to be a winning score but it was enough to give Simpson his first taste of a major title with the others chasing him faltering on their scores. Continue reading 'Webb Simpson is an American golfer'»
Webb Simpson is a professional golfer from the United States of America who is currently a member of the US PGA Tour and mostly remembered for his win at the US Open in 2012.
Starting his career as an amateur, Simpson was a member of the Walker Cup winning United States team in 2007 as well as the team that won the Palmer Cup that same year. Simpson was a student of the Wake Forest University where he studied and played under the Arnold Palmer Scholarship.
Since he turned professional, Simpson was a member of the Nationwide Tour where he finished in the second place on two occasions. He earned his pass to compete on the US PGA Tour after finishing with a T-7 in the 2008 PGA Tour Qualifying School. Continue reading 'Webb Simpson – Member of Walker Cup'»
It was Steve Stricker who suggested that Jordan Speith and Patrick Reed were the best pairing combo for competing in the Four-ball format. Their performance was very good and they hoped to be chosen again for the following Friday’s competition.
Steve Stricker from Wisconsin was chosen to assist Captain Tom Watson in the US team that competed in the Ryder Cup 2014. This championship takes place once every two years. This year it took place in Perthshire, Scotland. For the last 6 competitions the Europeans have won five times. The American teams, for the last 21 years have not been able to win even once in Europe. Stricker, now 47 years old was hopeful of being able to play in the team but his injuries didn’t permit him to play. No one as young as Stricker had coached the US team ever before. It was hoped that he would be able to assist the US team perform to the best of their ability in this year’s competition.
Steve Stricker has won 12 PGA tournaments. Most of his success came in 2009. That year he won three tournaments and got the second place on the money list. In the official World Golf Ranking he once was in the second place, that was the highest rank he ever achieved.
Stricker’s wife Nicki is often seen as his caddy, his father in law and brother in law were both golfers who took part on the PGA tour.
In his early years, Stricker used to play golf in Lake Ripley Club located near Cambridge and in the Edgerton Towne Country Club in Edgerton. He graduated in the year of 1990 from the University of Illinois. He earned himself All American honors as a golf team member in the years of 1988 and 1989.
Tom Lewis, born on 5th January 1991, is a professional golfer from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England.
Lewis started his golfing career as an amateur and in 2009 he won the Boys Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s. At the New South Wales Open in 2010 he lost to Peter O’Malley in a playoff and later that year finished a tied 12th place at the Australian Open. In 2011 he earned another victory on the Old Course at St Andrews in the 2011 St Andrews Links Trophy.
Tom Lewis qualified for the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George’s via Local Final Qualifying at Rye. In the first round he shot a five-under-par 65, giving him a share of the lead alongside Thomas Bjørn. This was the lowest single-round score by an amateur in Open Championship history, and the equal lowest in any major championship. It made him the first amateur to lead a major after a round since Mike Reid in the 1976 U.S. Open and the first amateur to lead the Open Championship since Michael Bonallack in 1968. One of Lewis’s first-round partners was Tom Watson, after whom he is named. Lewis finished tied for 30th place and as the low amateur, he won the Silver Medal.
Lewis turned professional after the 2011 Walker Cup. He made his professional debut at the Austrian Golf Open in September 2011, shooting a two-over-par 74 in the first round. He recovered to finish in a tie for tenth.
Tom Lewis won his maiden professional tournament at the Portugal Masters on the European Tour in October 2011, shooting rounds of 70, 64, 68, and 65 to finish two shots clear of the field. It was his third professional start. In December 2011 he was crowned the European Tour’s Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.
Graeme McDowell, the Irish golf player, had stated that the ongoing case that involves fellow golfer Rory McIlroy and management company Horizon had put a strain on the kinship between them. But things have now changed, and their friendship has actually been strengthened.
Recently, penning his column for a leading sports website, Graeme also stated that he expect they could work as partners in the Ryder Cup this week at Gleneagles. In his column, Graeme stated that he would really be delighted if he resumes his on field collaboration with Rory at the Gleneagles. He could not wait for the feeling when the twelve of them meeting up in the team room later on Monday evening.
He and the other ten players would all prefer to collaborate with the number one player in the world, and he is also one of them who would love to partner with the Irish golfer. He exclaimed that who not prefer to pair with the golfer who has played the best golf throughout the summer.
Speaking about the court case, he stated that in the last few years, their relationship has seen tough times as Rory has been involved in a lawsuit with his management company. It did put a strain on their kinship. But this year, they have put things behind them. They have talked about this matter, and they would both like to renew their relationship.
In his earlier 2 Ryder Cup events, Rory has been exclusively partnered with Graeme McDowell. Still, there is a possibility that things might change this season.