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Top 20 Golfers for 2013 Majors: No. 9 Webb Simpson


They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2013 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Leading up to The Masters, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 20 players to watch for majors season, with commentary on each from the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

No. 9: Webb Simpson

Born: Aug. 8, 1985, Raleigh, N.C. | Career PGA Tour Wins: 3|2012 Wins (Worldwide): 1| 2012 Earnings (PGA Tour): $3,436,758 (17th) World Ranking: 19

Brandel Chamblee's Take

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Simpson hits so many great iron shots from 50-175 yards that he consistently puts himself in scoring position, and at 27 years old he has many great years ahead of him. Look for 2013 to be a continuation of his last two years on Tour, when he finished 2nd and 17th on the money list, respectively, and in 2012 won the U.S. Open in just his fifth major championship start.

Major Championship Résumé
Starts: 6
Wins: 1

2012 Performance:
Masters - T44
U.S. Open - 1
British Open - DNP
PGA Championship - Cut

Best Career Finishes: 
Masters - T44 (2012)
U.S. Open - 1 (2012)
British Open - T16 (2011)
PGA Championship - Cut (2011, 2012)
Top-10 Finishes: 1
Top-25 Finishes: 3
Missed Cuts: 2

—Brandel Chamblee is lead analyst for the Golf Channel. Be sure to follow him @ChambleeBrandel on Twitter.

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