Winner’s Circle: Webb Simpson Takes The Players

Webb Simpson played conservative on Sunday, carding a final-round 1-over 73 to post a four-day total of 18-under par, good for a four-shot win at the Players Championship.

Simpson finished his final day at TPC Sawgrass with three birdies (Nos. 7, 11, and 16) against two bogeys (Nos. 8 and 10), along with a meaningless double bogey on the 18th.

Credit: Getty Images/Jamie Squire

PRO-FILE

Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 175 lb
Birthdate: August 8, 1985 (age 32)
Native: Raleigh, North Carolina
Residence: Charlotte, North Carolina
College: Wake Forest


FINAL SCORES

1 Webb Simpson -18 (66-63-68-73)
2 Charl Schwartzel -14 (68-66-73-67)
2 Jimmy Walker -14 (69-68-70-67)
2 Xander Schauffele -14 (68-68-71-67)
5 Jason Day -13 (69-67-71-68)
5 Jason Dufner -13 (72-69-66-68)


THE FOUR ROUNDS

After Round 1: T1 -6 (66)
After Round 2: 1 -15 (63)
After Round 3: 1 -19 (68)
After Round 4: 1st -18 (73)


SIMPSON’S STATS

Driving: 280.6 yards
Fairways: 82.1% (44/56)
Greens: 76.4% (55/72)
Putting: 1.600
Scores: 2 Eagles, 23 Birdies, 40 Pars, 5 Bogeys 2 Doubles


VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 5
2018 Players Championship
2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
2012 U.S. Open
2011 Deutsche Bank Championship
2011 Wyndham Championship


MONEY

With his win, Simpson earned $1,980,000, and 600 FedExCup points to move to 8th place (from 36th).


WORLD RANKING

Simpson received 80 OWGR points, and will move from No. 41 to No. 20 in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory.


SIMPSON’S VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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