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Webb Simpson says it never crossed his mind to take the week off after winning the U.S. Open.
Simpson took a red-eye flight from California on Sunday night to get to Connecticut this week for the Travelers Championship.
It's a tournament he says he feels loyal to after receiving a sponsor's exemption here as a young golfer in 2008.
Simpson says he believes it will be good for him to get back inside the ropes and play.
Simpson will be paired in Thursday's first round with Master's champion Bubba Watson and reigning PGA Champion Keegan Bradley.
He says it will give him a chance to get back at Bradley's caddie, Steven Hale, who he suspects of putting a pair of bananas in his golf shoes before Sunday's final round.
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CNN caught with the man who interrupted Webb Simpson’s U.S. Open interview. The man, who calls himself “Jungle Bird”, go figure, gave CNN the play-by-play of how he we able to crash the interview and what happened after police apprehended him.
He then apologized to Webb Simpson and stated that he didn’t intend to steal his moment; he was just using it to champion the cause...
U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson says it was an easy decision for him to skip the upcoming British Open.
Simpson's wife, Dowd, is due to give birth to the couple's second child in late July, and he says he plans to be home in North Carolina with her when that happens.
The Open begins July 19 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
Simpson, who is playing this week at the Travelers...
Webb Simpson has been the talk of the golf world in recent days after capturing the U.S. Open title on Sunday. It wasn't Simpson's first taste of success, however, as the 26-year-old also won last year's Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston in Norton, Mass. The Deutsche Bank Championship will return to TPC Boston this Labor Day weekend, with Simpson again scheduled...
Andrew Dudley, a/k/a “Jungle Bird," the man who videobombed the U.S. Open trophy presentation, apologized to winner Webb Simpson during a recent interview.
We have the name of that idiot who interrupted Webb Simpson's US Open trophy ceremony.
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Seriously feel bad for you if you missed this live. Can't say I ever watch the interview after a golf tournament unless it's Tiger Woods, but for some reason I kept it on this time and boy was it worth it. This fan CRASHED Webb Simpson's interview after his US Open victory Sunday night. Pretty much just walked up in front of the camera and crowed like a bird. ...
U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson was sitting in the clubhouse on Sunday after his 2-under 68 in the final round, waiting to see if his 1-shot lead would be good enough to take the tournament. Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell were still on the course trying to either tie Simpson to go to a playoff, or win the tournament outright.
Furyk did a poor job on the hole and double-bogeyed, taking...
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Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson are linked again in ways they never imagined.
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Congrats to Mr. Webb Simpson on winning the U.S. Open on Sunday. We at The Legend know as much about Webb Simpson as the rest of you, close to zero. But what a great name for a golfer! Would we have preferred to see somebody we’ve actually heard of win our national golf championship? Perhaps. Maybe a former champion like Jim Furyk...
A peculiar piece of history will be on the line at the British Open.
U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson became the 15th player to win the last 15 majors, matching the longest such streak since the Masters began in 1934. There also were 15 consecutive different major champions from 1994 through 1998.
There are a couple of similarities between the streaks. The first one started with...
San Francisco police have decided not to file charges against a British man who walked onto the 18th green and began squawking like a bird while NBC was interviewing US Open champion Webb Simpson.
The man was identified as Andrew James Dudley, 40, of Wallasey, England, who is reportedly a deforestation activist and calls himself "Jungle Bird."
He was taken into custody...