PGA Pro Golfer Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson was born in North Carolina and played his college golf at Wake Forest University. He turned pro in 2008, and today, he holds 3 PGA Tour Wins: 2011 Wyndham Championship and Deutsche Bank Championship, 2012 U.S. Open.
Webb Simpson isn’t shy about talking about his faith. For example, after he won the Wyndham Championship in 2011, he told CBS Sports, ”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.” When he won the U.S. Open in 2012, he told USA Today, “I probably prayed more on the last three holes than I’ve ever done in my life, and that kept me calm and got me home in 2 under.” Interestingly, some are calling him the newest member of the Holy Hall of Fame.
Webb Simpson Golf Video
Check out this video of Webb Simpson talking about his 2012 victory and that crucial par-saving chip shot on the 72nd at the U.S. Open Championship.
Many people have noticed the Scripture reference on his Titleist Vokey 58 degree wedge in this video clip. Here’s what 1 Titus 3:3-7 says:
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
Behind the cameras and the prestigious wins is a true family man who’se got a rare, but balanced perspective of golf, life and faith. Take a look at this short video from Inside the PGA Tour: Webb Simpson Off the Course
Webb Simpson, Family Man
They say that if you really want to know who someone is–for real–talk to the people who know them best. If you askWebb Simpson’s wife, Dowd, she says:
Ever since Webb won, he’s still the same. You know, he’s the exact same guy he was when he was in college, when he was on the amateur circuit, when he was playing in nationwide events; He’s the exact same.
Webb Simpson’s good friend, Ryan Carson, agrees. He says:
Dowd and Webb both have this huge desire for community in their lives. Whenever Webb has the opportunity to get away from the spotlight and actually just be Webb, he brings his friends around him. And that’s one of the things that he enjoys most about life.
Another one of their family friends, Carolyn Mahaney, had this to say about what makes this couple stand out to her:
Two things impressed me most about Webb and Dowd. First of all, their gratitude to God for His mercy in the cross of Jesus Christ, and for giving them to each other. And secondly, their earnest desire to glorify the Savior—not just publicly on the PGA Tour, which Webb does consistently and unashamedly—but in their day-to-day life that no one sees: in their marriage, in their parenting, in their church…
Equally impressive was Dowd’s support of her husband—she walked all eighteen holes, even though she is seven months pregnant!
Webb Simpson and College Golf Fellowship
A local news outlet in Knoxville (TN), Knoxville News Sentinel, reported on a recent CGF Retreat with Scott Stallings and Webb Simpson in this article: Other than golf, common bond for Scott Stallings, Webb Simpson is their faith: Stallings, Simpson team up for CGF.
It was Webb Simpson’s very first retreat with College Golf Fellowship. He says:
“This being my first retreat, I was able to see firsthand how much fun it is, just getting away and hanging out…I’m not that far removed from college. I love hanging out with these guys.”
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