WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — After four top-15 finishes in seven Greenbrier Classic appearances, Webb Simpson senses it’s only a matter of time before he wins one.
“I feel very confident here,” Simpson said before Tuesday’s practice round on The Old White TPC course. “This is one of those courses where I don’t I feel like I don’t have do anything extraordinary to have a good, solid week and have a chance on Sunday.”
Simpson finished third here in 2014 at 10-under and tied for seventh in 2012 at 11-under par. Currently ranked 21st in the world and 10th in the FedEx Cup, he won The Players Championship in May and has earnings surpassing $3.7 million this year.
More success could be forthcoming this week at the Greenbrier, which has become a favorite for Simpson and caddy Paul Tesori.
“Paul and I put together a list of about seven courses that, no matter what, we should never miss,” he said. “And this is one of those.”
The par-70 course plays 7,286 yards and has toughened considerably since the inaugural Greenbrier in 2010 saw golfers combine for 325 rounds below par, including Stuart Appleby’s 59. Last year’s field featured 213 rounds below par.
“This one’s not so much one of those bomber golf courses, so I love having options of the tee,” Simpson said. “You get to a hole, there is not necessarily a right club or a wrong club.”