Simpson nearly got his first-career win at the Zurich Classic. But his ball moved as he was addressing it during a one-foot putt, which resulted in a one-shot penalty. Simpson went on to lose to Bubba Watson in a playoff.
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Simpson finally got his first victory at the Wyndham Championship in August.
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Simpson's rise also made a star out of his telegenic wife, Dowd.
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Simpson earned his second win at the Deutsche Bank Championship in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
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Simpson capped his season by going 3-2 at the Presidents Cup. He went 3-1 while paired with Watson in the team events.