Webb Simpson, 26 grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina so the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina where the Wyndham Championship was held felt like a home to him, especially given that he caddied for Neal Lancaster at a professional–amateur tournament in Greensboro.
He was 16 back then and his father brought him to the Greensboro-based championship to caddie for Lancaster. But now that he is 26, he has managed to claim the win so miles from the Wake Forest University where he went, collecting $936,000 as prize money.
Simpson captured his first PGA Tour title, shooting a 3-under 67 to win by three strokes. Simpson’s three under 67 led the way as he won the tournament by three strokes.
A great deal of attention was focused not just one the winner but also on the players who moved up and down the point list of the Fedex Cup.
Each years, golfers use their final chance to advance to the Fedex playoffs at the Wyndham Championship if their ranking is not so high to relax.
Padraig Harrington who went to this tournament instead of a family vacation finished 6 under par and managed to make it to the playoffs, moving up to No. 130 from No. 124. The top 125 golfers on the Fedex list will qualify for this week’s Barclays in New Jersey.
Luck was not as good to Justin Leonard as he missed a thirteen-foot pot on the 18th green, settling for No. 126 and failing to claim a spot in the Fedex playoffs.