Simpson’s runaway PGA Tour win

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WEBB SIMPSON has cruised to a six stroke victory in the second event of the US PGA TOUR’s new 2013/14 wraparound season.

Winning for the first time since the 2012 US Open, Simpson carded a final round 5-under 66 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. He finished at 24-under 260 after opening with rounds of 64, 63 and 67 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round.

“As we were going kind of middle of the round, pins were tough, greens were drying out and I knew it would take a really special round for somebody to shoot 7, 8 under,” said the now four time tour winner.

“So, I felt like I was in control, and I asked my caddie, once I hit it on the green on 17 where we stood. And I was just thankful that I was able to kind of manage my golf ball the last couple rounds.”

Japan’s Ryo (65) and America’s Jason Bohn (66) tied for second.

Australia’s best was Greg Chalmers who closed with a 4-under 67 to finish on 13-under tied for 15th while Stuart Appleby (69) was a stroke further back.

After opening rounds of 65 and 66 put John Senden in second place earlier in the tournament, John Senden faded with a 77 to finish on 5-under and T53. Geoff Ogilvy (71) finished on even.

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