July 23, 2015

DBC Rewind: Simpson sensational on final three holes in breathtaking win

Eighteen holes were not enough for the final round of the 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship, as Webb Simpson and Chez Reavie went on to play an extra two holes in a sudden-death playoff to decide the winner. While both played exceptional golf all weekend, Simpson would birdie the second playoff hole to secure his victory. 

Reavie bogeyed No. 18, giving way to Simpson who birdied the hole with a 10-foot putt. The birdie forced a playoff and required them to replay the 18th hole. Simpson and Reavie both went on make another birdie putt, forcing another hole. Play continued onto the 17th hole, where Simpson would hit his second shot to within eight feet of the flagstick. Reavie hit his within 20 feet. Reavie missed his putt, and Simpson converted with his eight-foot putt to walk away with the win. 

Webb Simpson reacts to his putt during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

It was a career first for Simpson to see his name appear at the top of the FedExCup point standings. After winning his first PGA TOUR title at the Wyndham Championship in August, Simpson celebrated by taking the family to Wendy’s. His DBC victory proved to be no different. 

When asked if he would keep his post-victory fast food streak on track, Simpson replied, “Yeah, Wendy’s or McDonald’s probably. Got to keep it going, you know”.