Webb Simpson held his nerve to seal a dominant victory at the Players Championship on Sunday, winning by four shots at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.
With a seven-shot advantage going into the final round, the result was never in doubt as Simpson completed a trouble-free one-over par 73 to finish on 18 under, four strokes clear of his nearest rivals – and a worthy winner for any backers with the bonus code bet365 2018.
The winning putt @THEPLAYERSChamp.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 13, 2018
Victory in the PGA Tour’s unofficial fifth major was Simpson’s fifth on tour and his first win since 2013.
South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel (67), Jimmy Walker (67) and Xander Schauffele (67) finished tied for second on 14 under par.
Jason Day, the 2016 champion, finished a shot further back in a tie for fifth place with Xander Schauffele.
World number one Dustin Johnson fired an even par round of 72 to finish tied for 17th, meaning his 64-week stay at the top of the rankings will come to an end.
He will be succeeded by Justin Thomas, who shot a six-under 66 on Sunday to tie for 11th place with a group of five other players including Tiger Woods (69), Ian Poulter (69) and US Open champion Brooks Koepka, who shot the day’s low round of 63.
Bronte Law went wire-to-wire to win the LPGA’s Pure Silk Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia, on Sunday.
Bronte Law and Nasa Hataoka will share a one stroke lead going into the final round of the Pure Silk Championship on Sunday.
Bernd Wiesberger is closing in on his fifth European Tour title after grabbing the lead at the Made in Denmark on Saturday.
Jonas Blixt eagled the 17th after holing out from the fairway to take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Bronte Law and Jennifer Song still lead the LPGA’s Pure Silk Championship after the second round, but were joined by Jacqui Concolino.
Matthias Schwab will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Made in Denmark after making the best of a bad situation on Friday.