|â€” Golfer â€”|
Simpson at the 2012 RBC Heritage
|Full name||James Frederick Webb Simpson|
|Born||(1985-08-08) August 8, 1985
Raleigh, North Carolina
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
|Residence||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Spouse||Taylor Dowd Simpson (nÃ©e Keith) (m. 2010)|
|Children||James, Willow Grace, Wyndham Rose, Mercy Dowd|
|College||Wake Forest University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Nationwide Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T28: 2015|
|U.S. Open||Won: 2012|
|The Open Championship||T16: 2011|
|PGA Championship||T13: 2016|
I didn’t want to settle or become complacent after winning a major, I wanted to stay hungry. It’s easy to do. It’s easy to win a big tournament and kind of get a little lazy, so it’s been a good motivator for me to work a little harder.
I wanted to just come out and continue to improve my game, continue to improve my mental capacity to play well in tournaments. I’ve had a slow year compared to last year, but I’ve been pleased because I felt like I was getting better.
I’m a guy who loves my family, and we’re probably only going to have a couple of more babies. I have the rest of my life to play the British Open.
It feels great to win and I can’t be more thankful to the Lord for walking me through every step. God was and is so faithful every time.
I felt the Lord telling me just to be patient all year. Whether it happened this year, next, or never, everything was going to be okay.
I had a peace all day. I knew it was a tough golf course. I probably prayed more the last three holes than I ever did in my life.
I mean, I think having a great family like I do. You know, I tend to want to give it all I have when I’m at the golf course, and then when I leave I don’t want to think about golf at all. And I just remind myself almost daily that golf’s just my job, it’s not who I am.
One of my thoughts on the back nine was ‘I don’t know how Tiger has won 14 of these things,’ I couldn’t feel my legs on the back nine.
I think I’m bad luck for Tiger because he missed the cut in Charlotte with me. But yeah, those are two of the best players of all time. Tiger’s the best player of all time in my opinion, so when he’s not in the field, it’s a relief because he’s such a great player.
I’d be stupid not to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ because it was tough out there and I was nervous, and I felt his presence all day.
But more than anything I kind of pride myself in continuing the process that we’re trying to accomplish, and that’s just to get better and work on my fundamentals. So that’s been kind of in the theme now for a couple years and we stuck with it and that’s kind of what I want to keep doing.