Wondrous Webb becomes Heritage hero

22 June 2020 19:46:42 GMTPlus10

Webb Simpson is gunning for more success after moving up to fifth in world rankings after winning the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Links, South Carolina.

Simpson made five birdies in his final seven holes, emerging from a congested leaderboard, to claim his second victory of the PGA Tour season.

The former US Open and Players Championship victor won the Phoenix Open in February and his Heritage heroics have put him atop the FedEx Cup standings.

The last two PGA Tour events have featured Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, but the big names have been upstaged by those deeper in the betting.

I really have a desire to be in that top ten or 15 guys in the world.

Webb Simpson

Daniel Berger was the long odds winner of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club, Texas, before Simpson thrived at Hilton Head.

The circuit moves to Cromwell, Connecticut, this week for the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. The top seven players in the world rankings are scheduled to compete – and ten of the top 11.

Simpson, a father-of-five who was thrilled to win his seventh PGA Tour title on Father's Day, is among those gunning for Travelers glory.

He has reached a career-high world ranking and is oozing self-belief going into next this week's event.

"I really have a desire to be in that top ten or 15 guys in the world ranking all the time," said Simpson. "And have chances to win, not just twice a year, but as many times as I can."

Simpson is 1213.00 for the Travelers Championship. The 34-year-old North Carolinian can be backed at 26.00 for the US PGA, the next Major, and 23.00 for the US Open.

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