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Webb Simpson

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
1
Current Position
To Par: +9
Total Strokes: 75 - 74 : 149
T108   T109
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Raleigh, NC
  • Residence: Raleigh, NC
  • Age: 26
  • Turned Pro: 2008
  • Eligibility Code: 8

Grew up playing against Brendon Todd, another PGA Tour rookie in 2009, during their youth in the Raleigh, N.C., area. One of six children. Member of the victorious USA Walker Cup team in 2007 that defeated great Britain and Ireland at Royal County Down in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Also a member of the Palmer Cup team. Won the 2007 Southern amateur at Pinehurst and the Dogwood amateur in Atlanta. Attended the same high school (Broughton) and college (Wake Forest) as current Champions Tour player Scott Hoch. Semifinalist at the 2006 U.S. Amateur at Hazeltine National. Turned pro in June of 2008 and T64th in his professional debut at the Stanford St. Jude Championship. Two weeks later finished T37th at the Travelers Championship. Played eight events on the Nationwide Tour, with two runner-up finishes, four behind Colt Knost at the Price Cutter Charity Championship in late July and losing a playoff to Arjun Atwal at the Chattanooga Classic in mid-October. Finished T-11 at the Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch to finish 45th on the money list with $148,991. A month after that finished T-7 at PGA Tour Q-School to earn a rookie card in 2009. Finished 94th on the money list in 2010 to retain his card.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$366,799 (96)

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 4, Northern Trust Open. 65 at Round 3, Transitions Championship.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T5-- The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer.

2009 Season Highlights

Recorded four top-10s in his rookie season on the PGA TOUR and placed 70th on the money list...Began his season with a 4-under 66, just one off the first-round lead at the Sony Open in Hawaii, on his way to a T9 finish...Came back the following week with five rounds in the 60s, including a career-low 64 in the third round, to finish a career-best T5 at the 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer...Next top-10 finish came 22 starts later at The Barclays where he finished eighth after holding the 36-hole lead (by two strokes) for the first time in his PGA TOUR career. Jumped from No. 85 to No. 41 in the FedExCup standings after Barclays to be the leading rookie in the PGA TOUR Playoffs, eventually finishing 62nd in the standings...Final-round 65 earned him his fourth top-10 of the year, a T7 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship.

Career Highlights

2009: Recorded four top-10s in his rookie season on the PGA TOUR and placed 70th on the money list...Began his season with a 4-under 66, just one off the first-round lead at the Sony Open in Hawaii, on his way to a T9 finish...Came back the following week with five rounds in the 60s, including a career-low 64 in the third round, to finish a career-best T5 at the 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer...Next top-10 finish came 22 starts later at The Barclays where he finished eighth after holding the 36-hole lead (by two strokes) for the first time in his PGA TOUR career. Jumped from No. 85 to No. 41 in the FedExCup standings after Barclays to be the leading rookie in the PGA TOUR Playoffs, eventually finishing 62nd in the standings...Final-round 65 earned him his fourth top-10 of the year, a T7 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship. 2008: Turned pro after completing a stellar amateur career at Wake Forest. Finished T7 at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament to earn rookie card for 2009...Made three of six cuts on the PGA TOUR, with a best finish of T31 as an amateur in his PGA TOUR debut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Received Sponsor Exemption for his amateur record...Turned pro in June and T64 in his professional debut at the Stanford St. Jude Championship...Also T37 at the Travelers Championship the following week...Played eight events on the Nationwide Tour, with two runner-up finishes, four behind Colt Knost at the Price Cutter Charity Championship in late July and losing a playoff to Arjun Atwal at the Chattanooga Classic in mid-October. Finished T11 at the Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch to finish 45th on the money list with $148,991. Amateur: Three-time All-American for Wake Forest and four-time All-ACC. ACC Player of the Year as a senior in 2008. Set a new ACC Tournament record of 14-under 202 in 2008, bettering the mark of 204 set by former Wake Forest star and PGA TOUR veteran Gary Hallberg in 1980...Member of the victorious Walker Cup team in 2007 that defeated Great Britain and Ireland at Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Also a member of the Palmer Cup Team...Won the 2007 Southern Amateur at Pinehurst and the Dogwood Amateur in Atlanta.

Personal

Attended the same high school (Raleigh Broughton) and college (Wake Forest) as current Champions Tour player Scott Hoch...Grew up playing against Brendon Todd, another PGA TOUR rookie in 2009, during their youth in the Raleigh, NC area...One of six children.

Nationwide Tour Playoff Record

0-1

Other Information

Turned pro after completing a stellar amateur career at Wake Forest. Finished T7 at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament to earn rookie card for 2009. Made three of six cuts on the 2008 PGA TOUR, with a best finish of T31 as an amateur in his PGA TOUR debut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Received Sponsor Exemption for his amateur record. Turned pro in June and T64 in his professional debut at the Stanford St. Jude Championship. Also T37 at the Travelers Championship the following week. Played eight events on the 2008 Nationwide Tour, with two runner-up finishes -- four behind Colt Knost at the Price Cutter Charity Championship in late July and losing a playoff to Arjun Atwal at the Chattanooga Classic in mid-October. Finished T11 at the Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch to finish 45th on the money list with $148,991. Three-time All-American for Wake Forest and four-time All-ACC. ACC Player of the Year as a senior in 2008. Set a new ACC Tournament record of 14-under 202 in 2008, bettering the mark of 204 set by former Wake Forest star and PGA TOUR veteran Gary Hallberg in 1980. Member of the victorious Walker Cup team in 2007 that defeated Great Britain and Ireland at Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Also a member of the Palmer Cup Team. Won the 2007 Southern Amateur at Pinehurst and the Dogwood Amateur in Atlanta. Attended the same high school (Raleigh Broughton) and college (Wake Forest) as current Champions Tour player Scott Hoch. Grew up playing against Brendon Todd, another PGA TOUR rookie in 2009, during their youth in the Raleigh, NC area. One of six children.

National Teams

Walker Cup (1), 2007. Palmer Cup (1), 2007.