Webb Simpson Wraps up Deutsche Bank Title in Playoff





Geoff Ogilvy at the 2006 Open Championship.

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Webb Simpson recorded three birdies on the tournament’s final holes and edged Chez Reavie in the Deutsche Bank Championship playoff on Monday.

The two golfers completed seventy two regulation holes with a fifteen-under-par 269, with Webb shooting 6 six-under 65 and Reavie blowing his lead by making a bogey.

World No. 1 Luke Donald tied for third recording a 13-under 59, sharing his position with Jason Day and Brandt Snedeker.

The win at the Deutsche Bank Championship gave a nice finish to this season that has already been remarkable for Simpson who won his first PGA Tour title at Wyndham and watched his first child come into the world.

This victory propelled the 26-year-old golfer to the top of the FedExCup points list from 26th and increased his money earnings by $1.4 million. Luck also favored Ernie Els, Geoff Ogilvy and Chris Stroud who were almost eliminated from the $10 million FedExCup chase with an overall pool of $35 million.

Only the top 70 golfers in the points list will qualify for next week’s BMW Championship and Els, Ogilvy and Stroud were outside the top 70 before the Deutsche Bank Championship, hardly squeezing in the top 70 to advance to the third FedExCup playoff tournament.