T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
Webb Simpson's show of sportsmanship at Presidents Cup
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Monday, October 07, 2013 | 12:33 p.m.
Perhaps lost in the shuffle from the post-Presidents Cup news was this little tidbit about a great gesture from 2012 U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson.
In Sunday's singles action, Simpson squared off against South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen. Simpson never trailed in the match and had a 1-up lead when the pair reached the final hole.
Just moments before the pair reached the 18th hole, Tiger Woods had won his match against Richard Sterne to clinch the overall victory for the U.S.
With that in mind, Simpson made a decision on the 18th green that is sure to win him a lot of fans.
"He had a 15-footer for birdie and I had a 15-footer for par," Simpson later explained. "I just gave him the hole to halve the match. He’s a great dude."
Classy move, Webb.
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