Scott William Simpson is considered to be one of the most successful players in the recent history of American golf. He started playing when he was young boy and has not looked back since then. He turned professional in 1977 and has already had several prestigious wins under his name.
Simpson started playing golf when he was ten. He started doing it for recreational purposes, but it was his 1976 and 1977 wins at the NCAA that urged him to turn pro. Simpson attended the University of South Carolina he completed college in 1978. One of his most important victories was his win during the 1987 US Championships where he beat Tom Watson.
He entered pro-golfing with realistic goals. He says that he knew that only a select few make it and he also considers himself lucky to be able to get to where he is now.
In 2005, he turned 50 and was eligible to play senior golf. He was also successful in this field and won a tournament in 2006. His other wins include a 1980 victory in the Western Open, 1984 first place in the Manufacturers Hanover Western Classics, 1989 Bell South Atlanta Golf Classic, 1998 Buick Invitational, etc. He has also competed in the Japan Golf Tour and the Perrier Invitational.
Aside from his wins, Simpson has also competed for several prestigious cups including the Walker Cup and the Ryder Cup.
Simpson is also known for his religious beliefs. He attributes Bible Study as one of the reasons why he found success as a professional golfer and in life in general. He grew up as an avid agnostic, he later on reverted back to Christianity with the help of his wife and a fellow golfer.