Well done to Webb Simpson on winning The Players Championship. The form was there, it was coming; unfortunately we tipped him a week early at his home event in Quail Hollow.

A quick look at Webb's winning stats at Sawgrass reveal some very interesting observations.

Simpson hit 46 fairways, topping the driving accuracy stats.  But his average driving distance of 280.5 yards was 71st and dead last of those who made the cut.  Surely there's a lesson in there when we consider golf's all out push for distance and the calls to roll back the distance the ball travels.

The North Carolina native hit 55 greens, T5 in the stat and using a belly length 'legally anchored' Odyssey Tank Cruiser V-Line arm putting stroke averaged 27.0 putts per round and 108 putts total.  Simpson went a cumulative +3, -8, -13 on the par 3's, 4's, 5's respectively and matched two eagles with 23 birdies.

Webb Simpson Winning Highlights Video

Webb Simpson Winning WITB

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (9.5 degrees) with a Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-5X shaft.
3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 (15 degrees) with a Mitsubishi Tensei Blue CK 70TX shaft.
5 Wood: Titleist 913Fd (18 degrees) with a UST Mamiya Proforce VTS 8TX shaft.
Hybrids: Titleist 913Hd (20 degrees) with a Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X Hybrid shaft.
Hybrid: Titleist 915Hd (23.5 degrees) with a True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft.
Irons: Titleist 718 MB (5-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (54-14F, 60-06K) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
Putter: Odyssey Tank Cruiser V-Line

And finally spare a thought for Tiger Woods.  He finished T11 but hunted down Webb Simpson for long periods and were it not for some errant spinning wedges could have got close. Heading towards the meat of the season Tiger IS close.

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