Simpson keeping it simple in Detroit

02 July 2020 20:32:59 GMTPlus10

American golfer Webb Simpson has been in fine form this season and is looking to land his third PGA Tour victory at this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit with some big names missing the tournament.

Simpson bagged his second title of the season by winning the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, South Carolina, in June with a one-stroke over Abraham Ancer.

His other win came at the Phoenix Open in February when he beat Tony Finau in a playoff, and although he pulled out of last week's Travelers Championship, he is ready to deliver a solid performance in Michigan.

"In Hilton Head we only focused on a couple of swing thoughts. We really, really honed in on it and that made me feel a lot clearer over the golf ball," said Simpson, who won the US Open in 2012 and the Players Championship in 2018.

"My bad shots were better, my good shots were better, and that's kind of what we're going to try to do this week. Just kind of keep it as simple as we can."

Meanwhile, a beefed-up Bryson DeChambeau is putting his recent success down to an increased calorie count after piling on 25lbs in an attempt to get more power on his driving.

DeChambeau has recorded six-straight top-ten finishes and has reportedly been eating a diet that includes breakfast of four eggs, five pieces of bacon, toast, two protein shakes, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and steak and potatoes for dinner.

"Over the long run, I'm looking at this as a long-term investment, this driving stuff," said DeChambeau. "I want this to work really, really well for majors, especially majors."

DeChambeau is 7.00 to win the Rocket Mortgage Classic with Simpson 13.00.

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