Scott Simpson (golfer)

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Scott Simpson
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full nameScott William Simpson
Born(1955-09-17) September 17, 1955 (age 59)
San Diego, California
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSan Diego, California
Career
CollegeUniversity of Southern California
Turned professional1977
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins16
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour7
Japan Golf Tour3
Champions Tour1
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters TournamentT7: 1990
U.S. OpenWon: 1987
The Open ChampionshipT9: 1993
PGA ChampionshipT6: 1984, 1993
 
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Scott Simpson
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full nameScott William Simpson
Born(1955-09-17) September 17, 1955 (age 59)
San Diego, California
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSan Diego, California
Career
CollegeUniversity of Southern California
Turned professional1977
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins16
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour7
Japan Golf Tour3
Champions Tour1
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters TournamentT7: 1990
U.S. OpenWon: 1987
The Open ChampionshipT9: 1993
PGA ChampionshipT6: 1984, 1993

Scott William Simpson (born September 17, 1955) is an American professional golfer.

Simpson was born in San Diego, California, and played college golf at the University of Southern California, where he was two-time medalist at the NCAA Championship in 1976 and 1977. He turned professional in 1977 and graduated in 1978. He played on the PGA Tour from 1979, and won seven PGA Tour events between 1980 and 1998.

The highlight of Simpson's career was the U.S. Open in 1987 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, his only major title. He birdied the 14th, 15th, and 16th holes of the final round to overtake Tom Watson by one stroke and finished with a three under par total of 277.

Simpson became eligible to play senior golf in 2005 and won his first Champions Tour title in 2006.

In team competition, Simpson played for the United States in the Walker Cup in 1977 and the Ryder Cup in 1987. He lists bible study among his interests and attributes his success to it. He and his wife Cheryl have two children: Brea Yoshiko and Sean.

Amateur wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (16)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreTo parMargin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1Jul 6, 1980Western Open70-69-70-72=281−75 strokesUnited States Andy Bean
2Jun 10, 1984Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic66-68-70-65=269−155 strokesAustralia David Graham, United States Jay Haas,
United States Mark O'Meara
3Apr 5, 1987Greater Greensboro Open67-69-63-70=269−152 strokesUnited States Clarence Rose
4Jun 21, 1987U.S. Open71-68-70-68=277−31 strokeUnited States Tom Watson
5May 28, 1989BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic72-68-71-67=278−17PlayoffUnited States Bob Tway
6May 16, 1993GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic65-66-68-71=270−101 strokeUnited States Billy Mayfair, United States Corey Pavin,
United States D. A. Weibring
7Feb 8, 1998Buick Invitational69-71-64=204−12PlayoffUnited States Skip Kendall

PGA Tour playoff record (2–3)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
11983Kemper OpenTaiwan T.C. Chen, United States Fred Couples
United States Barry Jaeckel, United States Gil Morgan
Couples won with birdie on second extra hole
Jaeckel eliminated with par on first hole
21989BellSouth Atlanta Golf ClassicUnited States Bob TwayWon with par on first extra hole
31991U.S. OpenUnited States Payne StewartLost 18-hole playoff (Stewart:75, Simpson:77)
41994Southwestern Bell ColonialZimbabwe Nick PriceLost to birdie on first extra hole
51998Buick InvitationalUnited States Skip KendallWon with birdie on first extra hole

Japan Golf Tour wins (3)[edit]

Other wins (5)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (1)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreTo parMargin
of victory
Runners-up
1Sep 3, 2006Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach67-69-68=204−121 strokeUnited States David Edwards, United States Jay Haas

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunner-up
1987U.S. Open1 shot deficit−3 (71-68-70-68=277)1 strokeUnited States Tom Watson

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
Masters TournamentDNPCUTDNP1140T41T25T27CUTT38
U.S. OpenT45T23T15T13T25T15CUT1T6T6
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPT65T62DNPT26
PGA ChampionshipT30CUTT32T9T6T12T41T47CUTT53
Tournament199019911992199319941995199619971998
Masters TournamentT7T22T13T11T27DNPT29DNPCUT
U.S. OpenT142T64T46T55T28T40CUT58
The Open ChampionshipT39T57DNPT9CUTCUTT33DNPDNP
PGA ChampionshipT66CUTDNPT6CUTT54CUTDNPCUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament0000161512
U.S. Open11024101917
The Open Championship00001197
PGA Championship0000341711
Totals11029216047

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

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