July 06, 2014
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
- Webb Simpson won the 2012 U.S. Open. (Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Webb Simpson had just landed in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday when he found out he had made the cut at The Greenbrier Classic on the number.
"So I had to rent a car and drive back," he said.
Simpson nearly missed the secondary cut on Saturday, too, when he made the turn at 2 over. He closed with a sizzling 31 on the back nine, though, for a 67 so he was able to stick around for the finale.
Given yet another chance at the Old White TPC, Simpson took full advantage -- shooting a 63 that propeled him up the leaderboard to 10 under and into the top-10 for the third time in the five-year history of the event.
"It feels great to finish this tournament off, a tournament I love, and sponsor that's been great to me with a good round and leave me with a good feeling for next year," Simpson said.
Simpson's next event is The Open Championship, so the last 27 holes, which he played in 12 under, were a welcome confidence boost. He posted five top-10s in his first seven starts to the 2013-14 wrap-around PGA TOUR season but has just one in the nine starts since.
"Really thankful for a good last 27 holes," Simpson said. "Feel like I've been playing well for a while now, just not getting anything going. And you know, I had Philippians 4, a couple verses that I just kind of kept meditating on and kind of kept me patient, and putts started dropping and today was a lot of fun."