One of the hottest golfers in the world, Webb Simpson, will be back to defend his title at this year’s Deutsche Bank Championship scheduled for Labor Day Weekend.
The 26-year-old Simpson, a graduate of Wake Forest University, won the 2012 U.S. Open, his first Major title, after a superb year in 2011 during which he won two events, including the second of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoff rotation. Simpson won last year’s Deutsche Bank crown in a playoff with Chez Revie after the two men finished 72 holes tied at 269.
Through the Greenbrier Classic, Simpson had won almost $3 million this year and was seventh on the FedEx Cup points list. The resident of Charlotte, N.C. was ranked fifth in the world in mid-June.
The Deutsche Bank Championship, which will run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3, attracts tens of thousands of fans to the TPC Boston at Norton, Ma. This marks the sixth year that the tournament has been part of the FedEx Cup Playoffs and 10th year overall that the tourney has been held.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the tournament, the Deutsche Bank is offering several new ticket options and more details on these can be found at www.DBChampionship.com
. There are additional new treats for spectators.
The Deutsche Bank Championship is the second tournament in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The top 100 players in the points standings qualify for the Deutsche Bank, with the top 70 at the end of the weekend advancing to the BMW Championship.
This year’s purse is $10 million with the winner getting a cool $1.44 million. The tournament is played at the par-71, 7,216-yard TPC Boston golf course, a layout that originally was crafted by Arnold Palmer and remodeled by Gil Hanse and PGA Tour player Brad Faxon in 2007. The course won “Best New Private Remodel in the United States” from Golf Digest in 2007.
V.J. Singh has won the event twice, and Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson once each. Deutsche Bank is the leading global provider of financial solutions and has over 80,000 employees in 72 countries. The tournament has raised millions for various charities, including the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Dates: Aug. 29-Sept. 3
Where: TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.
Purse: $8 million
Winner’s Share: $1.44 million
Defending Champion: Webb Simpson
Tickets: For information on availability and prices, call 877-TIX-4DBC, or visit www.dbchampionship.comThe Rub of the Green:
The Deutsche Bank Championship is the second of four stops on the high profile PGA Tour playoffs, with the ultimate prize being the FedEx Cup and its $10 million first place prize; Webb Simpson beat Chez Reavie in a playoff after the two tied after 72 holes with 269 totals; this is the ninth year for the tournament, which is played at the par-71, 7,216-yard TPC Boston golf course; the layout was originally crafted by Arnold Palmer and remodeled by Gil Hanse and PGA Tour player Brad Faxon in 2007; the course won “Best New Private Remodel in the United States” from Golf Digest in 2007; V.J. Singh has won the event twice and Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson once each; Deutsche Bank is the leading global provider of financial solutions and has over 80,000 employees in 72 countries; the event has raised millions for various charities, including the Tiger Woods Foundation.