Height: 6 ft. 2 in
Weight: 185 lbs
College: Wake Forest University
Turned Pro: 2008
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina
Country: United States
Simpson was a recipient of the Arnold Palmer Scholarship when he played at Wake Forest. He played on the successful Palmer Cup and Walker Cup teams in 2007. After turning pro in 2008, he played eight events on the Nationwide Tour and managed to finish runner up in two of them. That December he attended Q School where he secured his PGA Tour Card for the 2009 season.
Simpson had a bright start to his rookie season as he registered top 10 finishes in his first two events. However, his season started to go downhill from there and he went through a bad patch where he only made 4 cuts in 13 events. He rallied towards the end of the season, finishing 62nd on the money list. In 2010, Simpson struggled to find any consistency in his game and finished the year 85th in the standings.
2011 was a breakout year for the Raleigh native. He captured his first Tour win at the Wyndham Championship and only a couple of weeks later he captured his second at the Deutsche Bank Championship, which was a FedEx Cup event. On his way to finishing 2nd on the money list, he notched up a total of 12 top 10 finishes including three runner ups (two of which were play-off losses).
If 2011 was a good year for Simpson, 2012 was a great year as he captured his first Major Championship. Simpson won the US Open by one shot from Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson. This victory at the Olympic Club bolted Simpson up to 5th in the World Rankings. He went on to represent the United States in the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah where the US sensationally lost to Europe - 13.5 points to 14.5 points. Simpson finished the week with two wins and two losses.
Since his US Open win, Simpson has managed one more Tour win which came at the 2014 season Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He went onto make his second Ryder Cup appearance in 2014 at Gleneagles, Scotland. The US team was comprehensively defeated by five points and Simpson had a record of one loss and one half.