Patience, family help Webb Simpson handle tough times and come out on top at the Players Championship.
Despite fighting a balky putter, Dufner still had it going on Sunday, making six birdies offset by one bogey through 17 holes to sit at 14 under par and tied for second place.
Justin Thomas was 14 strokes back of Webb Simpson entering final round at the Players Championship, so victory at TPC Sawgrass wasn’t a real consideration.
Webb Simpson kept the drama at bay on Sunday and closed out a four-stroke victory in the Players Championship on the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Webb Simpson won the Players Championship in dominating fashion and did so with a set of makeup that everyday players should take note of.
Brooks Koepka did his best to top the final-round power pairing by himself by flirting with history, a common theme this week.
Tiger Woods barely made the cut at this week’s Players Championship, but he still provided arguably the most-watched shot from the first two rounds at TPC Sawgrass.
What would it take for Webb Simpson to NOT win Sunday at TPC Sawgrass? Only a little history.
Webb Simpson has set up Sunday at the Player Championship as nothing more than a victory lap around the TPC Sawgrass, provided he avoids the crash-and-burn on a course that doesn’t countenance carelessness.
Webb Simpson’s remarkable 54-hole run has given him what feels like an insurmountable seven-stroke lead at the Players Championship, robbing golf fans of any sort of Sunday excitement.
After flirting with a historic round on Friday at the Players, it was going to be interesting to see how Webb Simpson backed it up on Saturday, especially with some of the game’s biggest names making a move.