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January 15 2012

10:46 PM

Simpson: ‘Stupid mistakes this week’

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.

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Simpson finished his four days at Waialae at 4 under after shooting a 2-under 68 on Sunday. That left him outside the top 40 when he walked off the 18th green.

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."

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