When fans' hands went up, Simpson knew something special happened

Reuters
PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open - Third Round
PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open - Third Round

(Reuters) - Webb Simpson never saw his best shot of the day drop in the hole at Phoenix Open on Saturday.

"I quit watching it," the five-times PGA Tour winner said of the seven iron, 180-yard shot that fell in the hole at the 12th green for an ace.

"I can't see the greens that well when they are firm like this, so I stopped watching it," he told PGA Tour Radio.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

"I'm watching the crowd on the right side of the hill and they are kind of getting excited. I was kind of like 'What are they getting exciting about?'

"All of a sudden their hands go up .... so it was fun. A good moment."

The ace helped pull Simpson into a share of the third round lead with Tony Finau before a bogey at the 17th hole dropped Simpson one shot back.


(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

What to Read Next