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.
Adri Arnaus and Guido Migliozzi both fired career-low rounds on the European Tour to grab a share of the lead at the Magical Kenya Open.
Tiger Woods admitted he was “pretty ticked off” after putting two shots in the water at Sawgrass’ famous 17th hole on Friday.
Some more excellent golf from Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy is threatening to turn the Players Championship into a two-horse race.
Sergio Garcia took some time out from his practice round to help a fan propose to his girlfriend at TPC Sawgrass’ iconic 17th hole.
Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley share the first-round lead at the Players Championship, while Rory McIlroy lurks just two shots back.
Long-driver James Wiltshire is looking to add further yards to his game after agreeing an ambassadorial role with Callaway.
Jack Singh Brar finished like a house on fire as he grabbed a share of the lead at the European Tour’s new Magical Kenya Open.
While Rory McIlroy dismisses suggestions he has been bottling it on Sundays, Paul McGinley believes he may indeed have a problem.
Tommy Fleetwood is eyeing victory at this week’s Players Championship after admitting he has never felt more confident on the golf course.