Webb Simpson wins Players Championship as Tiger Woods’ charge stalls

by Theguardian

Golf
• 2012 US Open champion wins by four shots• Closing 73 enough to secure a fifth PGA Tour title

It is fair to assume Webb Simpson did not spend much time looking in his rear-view mirror. Had he done so, the image of a galloping Tiger Woods might have been sufficient to trigger Players Championship capitulation.

There was no such painful tumble for Simpson, who secured his first PGA Tour success since 2013. A closing 73 was sufficient to take the trophy by four, at 18 under par. Charl Schwartzel, Jimmy Walker and Xander Schauffele shared second.

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