Webb Simpson is a professional golfer from the United States of America who is currently a part of the US PGA Tour and is the winner of the 2012 US Open. Simpson had a very glittering amateur career and was a part of the United States’ victorious Palmer Cup and Walker Cup teams back in 2007. After he finished high school, Simpson was given the Arnold Palmer Scholarship to study at the Wake Forest University.
After he turned professional, Simpson joined the Nationwide Tour, finishing with two second places during his run on the Tour. Si9mpson earned his ticket to play in the PGA Tour when he finished at seventh place in the 2008 PGA Tour Qualifying School. However, he had to wait for a further three years to get his hands on his first ever title on the PGA Tour. Webb Simpson won the Wyndham Championship as well as the Deutsche Bank Championship, a FedEx Cup play-off event and these two wins propelled him to second place in the money list of the PGA Tour for that year.
Simpson is one of those young golfers who has been hailed as the future of American golf and also, America’s face in the golfing world in the absence of Tiger Woods but it has to also be mentioned that in his 5 years on the PGA Tour, he hasn’t achieved anything of note that warrants the distinction he has been getting.
However, Webb Simpson won the US Open in 2012, his first Major success of his career, at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. Although the win is one of the greatest win of his career, many critics have put his success down to the lack of star names in the final rounds who failed to make the cut too.