Webb Simpson is an American professional tennis player and former World No.4 on the Official World Golf Ranking, which he reached in July 2020. In 2012, he won the US Open. In 2020, he was awarded the Vardon Trophy and the Bryan Nelson Award.
Player Profile and Amateur Career
James Frederick Webb Simpson was born on August 8, 1985, in Raleigh, North Carolina in the United States. He currently still resides in North Carolina but Charlotte. He stands 188 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 79 kg.
He attended the Needham B Broughton High School and later played college golf for Wake Forest University. In college, he was named an All-American three times. He was also named the ACC Player of the Year back in 2008.
He turned professional in 2008 and played for both the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour. He won his first title at the Nationwide Tour’s Chattanooga Classic in 2008. In 2011, he won the Wyndham Championship. It was his first PGA tour championship.
In 2012, he won the US Open by one stroke. He beat Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson. In 2018, he won The Players Championship and in 2020, he won both the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the RBC Heritage. In 2022, he was in the Top 8 of the RSM Classic.
Number of Wins by Tour
- PGA Tour - 7
- European Tour – 1s
Best Results in Major Championships
- Masters Tournament - T5: 2019
- PGA Championship - T13: 2016
- U.S. Open - Won: 2012
- The Open Championship - T12: 2018
- Vardon Trophy - 2020
- Byron Nelson Award - 2020