Webb Simpson is a professional golfer from the United States of America who is a part of the US PGA Tour, and claimed worldwide fame when he won the US Open title in 2012.
Simpson has been an ardent golfer since his very childhood and has claimed in several interviews that it was his dream to become a professional golfer when he grew up and claim at least one major championship as a pro. But the journey to the top has not been always smooth for the American.
As an amateur golfer, Simpson was part of the United States of America team that won the Walker Cup as well as the Palmer Cup in a sweep in 2007 and first came to the notice of several professionals who marveled at his huge talent. Webb Simpson received the Arnold Palmer scholarship and played on the golf team for the Wake Forest University. Simpson turned professional after his graduation from the university and began playing on the Nationwide Tour where he finished in second place on two occasions, drawing even more attention to him.
Simpson finally managed to earn his right to play in the US PGA Tour when he finished in seventh at the US PGA Tour Qualifying School in 2008. But he had to wait for a further three years before laying his hands on the first trophy on the US PGA Tour when he won the Wyndham Championship, before following it up with a win in the FedEx Cup playoff event in the Deutsche Bank Championship. These wins helped Simpson to climb up the money list and he finished the season on second.
But what made Webb Simpson a household name was his win at the US Open in 2012 on the back of a miracle last round of golf.