“It was the final day I was playing Poulter and on the eighth hole, the par-three. And I tried to smash it, I got a little ahead of it, and I shanked it. So my first thought is, this is heading over towards the fourth tee. And I did the math, and that's probably about where Tiger is right now,” Simpson said
To this, Simpson thought he probably needed to move as it’s going to be a huge scene. He also thought that Tiger would make fun of him.
But Tiger’s response changed everything. Tiger called Webb and asked him a question. “He said, where do you guys have the wind on five?” he asked Simpson.
“And I thought about it for a second, right to left. And then he asked about eight, and he started smiling. I put it all together that he knew that I shanked it even though it wasn’t there, and he’s trying to just bring a smile for a moment to the team room when we’re all down. Everyone started laughing. He started laughing, and we still talk about the story now,” concluded Simpson.