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'»
The household normalcy has finally returned for Scott Stallings. Recently it served as a spot for college golfers as Scott Stallings and the US Open 2012 champ Webb Simpson hosted CGF (College Golf Fellowship) retreat in Knoxville.
Stallings told that those days were quite chaotic. Some players slept on his coffee table, kitchen table, bathtubs or in couches. But the days were really great. Everyone spent a great time. That was not all. There was a seventy man dodgeball contest as well as a service project. And the last event, all of them had a great golf session with Scott Stallings at his very own home golf course named Oak Ridge Country Club.
On Tuesday morning, Webb Simpson came with the crew to see them off, but he could not play. Later he went back to his home to spent time with his wife and kid. Twenty seven year old Webb Simpson told that this was his very first retreat. In fact, he was able to see firsthand how much fun it was; getting away and hanging out. He loves to hang out with those guys. He added he just loved their passion for this game.
An ex-N.C. State player Korky Kemp, joined the College Golf Fellowship in the year 2005. He also takes care of events in East Region. He told that gatherings at PGA Tour golfer’ are quite common. He added that they are a minister that comes out of the PGA Tour’s Bible study around thirty years ago.
After winning the US Open, Webb Simpson is elated for the birth of his second baby. He is ready to skip the upcoming British Open. It was anticipated that he will look forward to play in British Open, but it came as a surprise when he decided to skip it. His wife Dowd is expecting to deliver their second child in the latter half of the month of July.
The British Open will run from July 19-22. He had a glorious opportunity of winning both the US Open and British Open in a year and become the 7th golfer in the history to do so.
Simpson stated that what is more important is the birth of his child and he wants to be beside his wife at this stage of life. He is happy to put his family before his career. He stated that he is a man who loves his family very much and has the rest of his life to play British Open.
He is not the only professional golfer to skip any championship for the birth of his baby. Before the start of US Open in the year 1999, Phil Mickelson stated to the Press that he would leave the course in case his beeper went off. His beeper did not go off though and he had to satisfy himself with the second position.
Another golfer Jason Day faced similar situation last week during the US Open, when he said that he would also leave the course just like Phil Mickelson wanted to in case his wife went into an early labor.
With the focus of the entire golfing world quietly turned on the exploits of world number one Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and fallen American golfing hero Tiger Woods, Webb Simpson has flown almost unnoticed under the radar, won two titles last season and finished runners up on an additional three titles to wind up in the second position in terms of the PGA Money rankings as well as in the FedEx Cup standings. He has gathered enough OWGR points to improve leaps and bounds in his World Golf Rankings as well.
And this week, the 26 year old Simpson returns to one of his favorite places at Inverness to play in the Transitions Championships, which saw the start of his meteoric rise in the golf rankings last year when he narrowly missed out to Gary Woodland, finishing a close second. He could have easily taken the match to a playoff had he not hit a bogey on the final hole, leaving him one shot behind the leader and that was how the dreams ended for Webb Simpson.
After losing another title to Bubba Watson in the playoff this time, he managed to pull of his first victory in a PGA Tour event by winning the Wyndham Championship and then the Deutsche Bank Championship. Speaking to the media ahead of the Transitions Championships, Simpson commented that the event holds a special place in his heart because it was here that he first got a taste of being in contention for a title and that added a lot more confidence in his abilities.
Although Webb Simpson admitted that he would have preferred to have won a title much earlier in his career, he is still satisfied with the start he has got and is looking forward to a win at a course that has been kind to him once before.