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U.S. Open winner Simpson newest member of ‘holy hall of fame’?

by Brad A. Greenberg

June 18, 2012 | 10:16 pm

Webb Simpson holds the U.S. Open Championship Trophy June 17. Photo by REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Webb Simpson, who yesterday became the surprising winner of golf’s U.S. Open, might be the anti-Tiger Woods. After the winner, Sarah Pulliam Bailey wrote on the Christianity Today Liveblog that Simpson might be the newest member of the “holy hall of fame.”

“It was a cool day. I had a peace all day,” Simpson told reporters. “I probably prayed more on the last three holes than I’ve ever done in my life, and that kept me calm and got me home in 2 under.”

He won his first PGA Tour victory at the Wyndham Championship last August.

“I’d be stupid not to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, because it was tough out there and I was nervous, and I felt his presence all day,” he told CBN.

More on Simpson’s faith here.

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