Saturday, January 14
Webb Simpson Floats Back Down to Earth
IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T NOTICED, Webb Simpson, the young gun who won twice on the PGA Tour late in the 2011 season, has been making a lot of birdies. Until Friday’s second round at the 2012 Sony Open in Hawaii, Simpson had posted 13 straight rounds in the 60s. (In Thursday’s opening round he put together a 66 and was among the leaders.)
Then on Friday the 13th, the streak ended at 13. Now I’m not superstitious, but that is a little weird.
Simpson slumped to a 2-over 72 at Waialae Country Club to make the cut by two shots. He recorded three birdies, including one at the 12th (see above video), but also carded three bogeys and a double bogey. Starting out his third round, he has two bogeys in four holes.
Matt Every is the current leader at 10 under.
−The Armchair Golfer