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CBN.com Professional golfer Webb Simpson wasn’t frustrated by near-misses in the form of two second-place finishes on the PGA Tour earlier this year.
“I felt the Lord telling me just to be patient all year,” said Simpson in an interview with CBS Sports. “Whether it happened this year, next, or never, everything was going to be okay.”
It seems Simpson’s patience and faith paid off as the 26 year-old earned his first PGA Tour victory at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, on August 21. Shortly after the victory, Simpson quickly credited Jesus Christ for helping him to his first win.
“I’d be stupid not to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,” he said, “because it was tough out there and I was nervous, and I felt his presence all day.”
Simpson grew up in nearby Raleigh, NC, and studied religion at Wake Forest University.
“I couldn’t think of a better place to win,” he told reporters. “It’s so close to home, where I grew up and where I live now, and I just can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been a great week and the fans were awesome and I’m just so excited.”
Later that night on Twitter a restless Simpson tweeted: “Hey Twitter world! I can’t sleep as usual on Sunday nights so I’m up. Thanks so much for all your support and love. It feels great to win and I can’t be more thankful to the Lord for walking me through every step. God was and is so faithful every time.”
Thanks to his victory and faith, Simpson has risen to 33rd place in the Official World Golf Rankings and is currently third in the FedExCup standings.
Watch Webb Simpson’s full post-victory interview with CBS Sports.
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