Did You Know: Webb Simpson Named His Daughter After a PGA Tour Event!

Published 08/15/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
Aug 14, 2021; Greensboro, North Carolina, USA; Webb Simpson leaves the green after a birdie on the first hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports


Webb Simpson joined the PGA Tour in 2009. He’s become a very familiar name since, winning seven times on the tour, including a major championship triumph. Simpson loves competing on the tour, so much so that he even named one of his daughters after an esteemed PGA Tour event! 

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Yes, we’re not kidding. In fact, Webb Simpson named one of his kids as a nod to the current tournament on the tour – the Wyndham Championship. But why did Simpson do that? What is the significance behind naming one of his kids behind a PGA Tour event? 

Well, there is. There is always a reason behind everything. Webb Simpson made his PGA Tour debut in 2009 and then went on to claim his first title in 2011. His maiden tour trophy was the Wyndham Championship. Hence, the tournament holds a special place in his heart. 

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Aug 13, 2021; Greensboro, North Carolina, USA; Webb Simpson studies a birdie putt on the ninth hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Webb Simpson reveals how he went through with the naming process 

Webb Simpson and Taylor Dowd Simpson have been married since 2010. Hence, Simpson’s wife was right there when the golfer notched up his first win at the 2011 Wyndham Championship. She knows how special it was to him. 

“This feels like another home tournament for me,” Simpson said about the Wyndham Championship in a press conference. “Growing up an hour-and-a-half down the road, I love this golf course. I feel like my home course growing up, Carolina Country Club has some similarities, undulation, dog-legs, got to hit fairways.”

Simpson also paid tribute to the tournament by naming one of his kids after it. 

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“Our third child we named Wyndham Rose partly because of this golf tournament and just kind of what it means to me and my family. So a lot of kind of special factors this week for me,” Simpson mentioned. 

As he mentioned, the Wyndham Championship has played a special role in Simpson’s career. He has not missed a start since making his debut in 2009, eight Top 10 finishes in 12 starts in this tournament. 

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Webb Simpson has made the cut 11 out of 12 times at the Wyndham Championship and has six Top 5 finishes. Impressive record indeed. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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