Webb Simpson wins emotional RBC Heritage with late father in mind


Hilton Head Island, S. C.—nothing could be the first time Webb Simpson won on Father’s day, a US Open champion eight years ago at the Olympic Club and hear his dad’s laughter on the phone to share the joy.

The harbour city is special in its own right.

Dressed in his Sunday yellow shirt—his late father’s favorite color—Simpson emerged from a crowd of contenders with five birdies in a six hole to pull the back nine in 7 under 64 to win the RBC Heritage by one shot over Abraham Ancer and highlights the standard of the game score record.

“Crazy day,”Simpson said.

Three hours of storm delays almost kept from finishing. The nine players still in the mix with an hour to go. Simpson is two shots back, and only two birdies on his card when he drop a 10 footer at No. 12 and off he went.

“I think it’s a good thing this guy is a bird, because they forced me to do a little more positive and knew that pars wouldn’t cut it,”said Simpson, as he finished at 22-under 264 to break through the two tournament records Brian Gay in 2009.

Father’s day has been in the final round of the U.S. Open every year since 1976, but it was moved to September in this most unusual year, because COVID-19 pandemic, close the Golf course for a period of three months. RBC Heritage, filled with spots on the program and The Simpsons, there is now the father of five children, became a winner for the second time this year.

“I won the players on Mother’s day my dad died, that was really special. This is an emotional win,”Simpson said. “The U.S. Open on Father’s day, I will never forget calling my dad after the on the road press conference, when he picked up the phone, he just laughs. That’s kind of what he is, when he is happy, he would only laugh. So I’m going to miss that laugh today for sure.

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Webb Simpson celebrates winning the RBC Heritage.Getty Images

“But I thought a lot about him,”he said. “This morning, I thought of him, I was on the Golf course, I thought of him. …His favorite Golf course. He would have liked to see today.”

This is quite a display.

Simpson, Ancer,Joaquin Niemann and Tyrrell Hatton tied at 20 under a little late. This is a question of who blinked first.

Ancer, who hit every green in regulation, pushing Simpson in the end in his bid to win his PGA TOUR first title. He holed a birdie putt from 10 feet 17, to get within one, but his approach to the 18th is 40 feet away and he thrust a playoff a short. Ancer and closed 65 years of age.

“This is the Golf course. You’ve just got to continue the effort,”Ancer said. “I wouldn’t change anything or work on anything. I’m just going to continue to do what I do, and I think that will eventually happen.”

Colonial winner Daniel Berger live in the mix chipping in a birdie the 17th and closing a 65-year-old. Hatton,his last game is a victory in the Arnold Palmer invitation, the leadership, until a poor tee strike led to bogey on the 13th, and the steering rack is difficult to recover to this day. He shot 66 and column third.

Simpson, who won the Phoenix Open Day, moved to No. 5 in the world. He also moved to the top of the FedEx Cup.

Dylan Frittelli are low, this is your A game full of them, 62, put him in the lead before the last groups even ready to close. Justin Thomas with 63 and tied him. All know will not hold, especially since after returning home from a storm, the delay to still conditions and more flexible conditions.

However, it leads to a revolving door of challenges, and even Brooks Koepka some combination thereof.

Koepka hit a drive on the 331-yard nine-hole play on the slopes of the bunker, and solve the 3 feet of his eagle. He birdies the next two get the same, but he wants to end a 5-foot birdie putt he missed on the par-5 15th. His closing 65 and finish seventh, his best result since the Tour Championship.

“Six months off the three-band closures and repeated in my knee—so yeah, feel like it’s been a long time since we even feel some juices flowing,”Koepka said. “It just feels good is in dispute.”

McIlroy closed 70 tied for 41st, his second as a direct result of the top 30 after seven consecutive events, the world did not complete more than five.

The PGA Tour now heads to Connecticut for the Travelers Championship, it is still to determine who will be playing until the Cov of the test is released to those on the Charter flight.

The uncertainty derived from the first positive test—Nick Watney last Friday, with the 11 test for those who have been in close contact with Watney. Until the first game back in the Colonial in Fort Worth, the area around the harbour of the city crowded the start of the summer vacation.

Those not in the Charter test, upon arrival in Connecticut. Any positive test apparatus must be withdrawn.

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