14 Things You Didn’t Know About Webb Simpson

Take a look at these 14 facts on the 2012 US Open winner.

14 Things You Didn’t Know About Webb Simpson
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14 Things You Didn't Know About Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson (opens in new tab) is a player that frequently flies under the radar compared to some other big name American golfers. Regardless he is still immensely successful and very popular amongst his contemporaries. Have a look at these 14 facts you didn't know about him.

14 Things You Didn't Know About Webb Simpson

1 Simpson picked up the biggest win of his career at the 2012 US Open. Posting a score of +1 he was able to secure a one-stroke victory over Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson.

2 His best world ranking was number 5.

3 He has been involved in seven playoffs on the PGA Tour and has managed to secure victory in only two, the 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship and 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

4 His 2018 victory at the Players Championship was his first win on the PGA Tour for nearly five years.

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5 His real name is James Frederick Webb Simpson.

6 His wife, Dowd Simpson also goes by her middle name too. Her real name is Taylor Dowd Keith (opens in new tab).

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7 Webb is the fifth of six sons from Sam Simpson.

8 He has the course record of 63 at TPC Sawgrass (along with Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Roberto Castro, Martin Kaymer, Jason Day, Colt Knost, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson.

9 The American went to Wake Forest College on an Arnold Palmer scholarship in 2004. Whilst there he studied religion.

10 While there he was named All-American three times.

11 He has his own junior golf tournament known as the Webb Simpson Challenge which helps provide scholarships to junior golfers.

12 He has five children with his wife. They are called James, Willow, Wyndham, Mercy and Eden.

13 Simpson grew up playing against Brendon Todd, another PGA Tour rookie in 2009, during their youth in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

14 He has made over $43 million in PGA Tour career earnings.

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6