Golf: Cool Simpson plays way to first PGA title

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American Webb Simpson won the Wyndham Championship by three strokes to capture his first PGA title after two near-misses earlier this season.

The 26-year-old from North Carolina kept his cool to shoot a final-round three-under-par 67 and finish on 18 under at the Sedgefield Country Club.

George McNeil climbed up the leaderboard with a 64 to claim second place and his fellow American Tommy Gainey was a further shot back at 14 under while Fiji’s former world number one Vijay Singh was among a group of five players who tied for fourth at 13 under.

Simpson became the 12th first-time winner on the PGA Tour this season but perhaps one of the least surprising after his previous close shaves. In March, he finished runner-up by one stroke at the Transition Championship in Florida and in May, he was beaten by Bubba Watson in a playoff at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.