Tag Archives: Webb Simpson

Sep
14
2014

American Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson announced his wildcard picks in a glitzy press conference in New York City the day after the conclusion of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Just a day earlier, Billy Horschel had the chance to tie clubhouse leader Chris Kirk with a birdie on the par-5 18th, but he chunked his second shot into the hazard guarding the green (and it was so bad that it almost came up short). That probably didn’t give Watson the best impression of Horschel.

However, less than a week later, Horschel redeemed himself with a two-shot victory over Bubba Watson at the BMW Championship. That likely caught Watson’s attention, but unfortunately, it was a few days too late. Or maybe it wouldn’t have. After all, he didn’t pick Chris Kirk, who played alongside the world no. 1 Rory McIlroy over the weekend at TPC Boston and came out victorious at the DBC. So perhaps it still wouldn’t have been enough to sway Watson (though it should’ve)

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Sep
2
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Ryder Cup

At a glitzy (slow-played) press conference at 30 Rockefeller in NYC, American captain Tom Watson revealed his three wildcard picks on Tuesday evening, deciding to go with a mixture of experience and form as he named Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson to round out the underdog U.S. team.

The trio join the nine players who automatically qualified for the squad based on points —  Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson.

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Sep
1
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Ryder Cup

 

Tomorrow’s press conference will be of utmost importance for the players who failed to automatically qualify for Team USA. At 7pm ET, Captain Tom Watson will select the final three Americans, and his decision is easier than everyone thinks.

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Aug
29
2014

The Deutsche Bank Championship isn’t just the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs. It’s also — perhaps more importantly for a handful of players — the last chance for guys in the running to impress U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson before he announces his three wildcard picks next Tuesday, September 2nd. In other words, it’s a big week for those hoping to get a phone call on Monday evening.

Among those names are Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson, both of whom are off to sizzling starts at TPC Boston.

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Jun
11
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under US Open

 

2012 U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson grew up an hour away from Pinehurst in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is grouped with two former U.S. Open winners for the opening rounds, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, and he will be feeling the home state support, “I love it. I love getting all the support that I’ve had all week.”

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Jun
6
2014
By Shane Ryan under US Open

The U.S. Open pairings for the first and second rounds were released today, and the only way to handle that news is to immediately rank them from worst to best. The criteria? Golfing prowess, personality, watchability, potential for fist fights, sex appeal, etc. Bonus points if the USGA got clever with the pairing in question. Let’s go!

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Apr
29
2014
No. 16 from the fairway bunker on the right side

No. 16 from the fairway bunker on the right side

In preparation for the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship, the Quail Hollow Club has undergone a decent-sized facelift — with the bent greens replaced with bermuda grass. Then, there’s the last three holes, dubbed the “Green Mile,” which has been revamped somewhat extensively to intensify the chances for an even more thrilling finish. 

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Jan
3
2014
I'm 20, but I'm really, like, 35

Spieth: I’m 20, but I’m really, like, 35

The PGA Tour officially kicked off 2014 with the first round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Friday. Now, as a friendly reminder, it’s not the start of the season because of the change to the new wraparound schedule, which begins in October.

Unlike last year’s crazy wind and rain storms, this time around the weather cooperated and while the wind was 20-25 mph in places, it was a fairly mild day at Kapalua’s Plantation Course, where experience is always emphasized due to the difficult layout, especially around the greens. 

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Oct
5
2013

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Totally normal

Totally normal

Well, the Internationals held on longer than the majority expected at the historically U.S.-dominated Presidents Cup. [*Wait, they're making a charge as I type in Saturday afternoon foursomes! It's getting interesting again!]

With the weather-delayed week dominating the matches, the second session wasn’t completed on Friday and the teams returned at the crack of dawn (literally, warming up in the dark) to finish that foursome session before the quick turnaround for Saturday morning’s five four-ball matches. Which, of course, fell victim to yet another suspension in play due to the monsoon that swept through the area causing Muirfield Village to become unplayable (as you can see above).  

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