Webb Simpson Wins PGA Tour’s Second Event of Season by Six Shots

Webb Simpson won his first golf tournament since the 2012 U.S. Open, cruising to a six-stroke victory in Las Vegas at the second event of the U.S. PGA Tour’s new wraparound season.

Simpson shot a 5-under-par 66 during yesterday’s final round at the TPC at Summerlin to finish with a four-round total of 24 under at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

It’s the fourth U.S. PGA Tour title for Simpson, who had opened with rounds of 64, 63 and 67 and received $1.08 million. Jason Bohn and Ryo Ishikawa tied for second at 18-under-par, one shot better than Charley Hoffman.

The PGA Tour’s 2013-14 season started last week with the Frys.com Open in San Martin, California, and includes 45 tournaments over 43 weeks. The next event is the Oct. 24 to 27 CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur and the tour then moves to Shanghai for the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

All six events for the new season held this year award FedEx Cup points for the first time. The McGladrey Classic is held Nov. 7-10 in Sea Island, Georgia, followed by the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico the week after. The PGA Tour schedule then resumes in January with its traditional swing through Hawaii before moving to the U.S. West Coast for six events in California and Arizona.

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