ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA | Webb Simpson held himself to his decision to take an extended break from the PGA Tour.
After the 2018-19 season concluded at the Tour Championship in late August, Simpson slipped away from the weekly grind of tournament golf, playing just one tournament in a little less than three months.
At home in Charlotte, N.C., Simpson drove his kids to school, slipped away to New York City with his wife, Dowd, and let the new tour season start without him.
All by design.
“We need to create our own offseason and I just had to do it. I wanted to be at home this fall. It’s hard not to play but I have to trust that I’m going to do what I have to do to maintain having a solid year,” Simpson said earlier this week at the RSM Classic, which is the first of an important three-tournament run for the 12th-ranked player in the world.
After this week’s event at Sea Island Resort, Simpson will play in Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas early next month and then head to Australia for the Presidents Cup...
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