A wonderful performance from Webb Simpson saw him easily win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.
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Webb carded a final round of -5 under par 66, to take his tournament total to an unassailable -24 under par, a six shot victory over his nearest rival.
Winning a tournament for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Open, Webb knew it would take something really special to catch him;
“One over through three yesterday and 2 under today felt like a huge difference, and it was because it really let me slow down and pace myself, and you know, try to let the guys come after me. As we were going kind of middle of the round, pins were tough, greens were drying out and I knew it would take a really special round for somebody to shoot 7, 8 under. So, I felt like I was in control, and I asked my caddie, once I hit it on the green on 17 where we stood. And I was just thankful that I was able to kind of manage my golf ball the last couple rounds.”
Second place was shared between Ryo Ishikawa with a last round -6 under par 65 and Jason Bohn with a -5 under 66, to finish six shots off the pace at -18 under par.
Ryo was very pleased with his performance;
“I’m very confident with my long game and getting better with my short game, so my game is good now. I’m pretty happy with the result. I’ve played well these two months, I had a great start. Definitely a great start.”
Charley Hoffman had a -7 under par 64 which elevated him into fourth position on his own at -17 under par. He said he was happy to finish so well up the leaderboard;
“When you get that far up the leaderboard every putt you make is worth big dollars and big FedExCup points. So, to get the year started off on the right foot, you always want to make those putts. I haven’t played well here in probably five years, so it’s nice to finally put a decent round together. It was one of those rounds you look back on and it could have gone really low, but all in all, 7 under on the final day is not bad.”