January 15 2012
By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
HONOLULU -- You won't find Webb Simpson's name in the top 10 of the Sony Open in Hawaii leaderboard once Sunday's final round concludes.
No, it isn't a typo.
It's just the second time in his last nine starts that he hasn't finished in the top 10.
"We just made a lot of stupid mistakes this week," Simpson said after signing his scorecard Sunday. "Mentally, I just wasn't sharp. I kind of didn't do anything great.
"But we hung in there, fought hard yesterday and fought hard today. We'll learn from it and take a little something out of it."
Simpson had come into the week off a nice showing at last week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions, where he finished tied for third.
He started this week strong with an opening 66. But he shot a 2-over 72 on Friday, failing to save par on any of his four chances out of the bunker. A late double bogey took away his momentum, and he could never get the hot hand after that.
"Coming into the week, I felt really good about my game," Simpson said. "So I was expecting to play better than I did.
"I'm a little tired. I've got two weeks off now and rest up for Phoenix."