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From the PGA Tour: Simpson sails to victory at 2018 Players Championship

  • Dale Dhillon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 17 2018   /  01:13 am

At the age of 26 in 2012, American Webb Simpson reached the pinnacle of professional golf by winning the US Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

With his first major championship in hand, the golf world began to fashion lofty proclamations as to how many majors the young, lanky Simpson would capture. On the contrary it took Simpson 16 months to win his next PGA Tour event, the Shriners Open, which was not exactly a major championship.

He then endured a four-and-a-half year drought on the PGA Tour. The single constant all this time, besides his family, was his caddie, Paul Tesori, who was on his bag for the US Open win.

Tesori continued to offer Simpson positive guidance but could not help him get past his newly emerged putting woes after the USGA and R&A, golf’s governing bodies, banned the use of anchored putters in January 2016. Simpson had no choice...