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July 4, 1987 | THOMAS BOSWELL, Washington Post
When Peter Jacobsen gives a clinic with trick shots, jokes and impressions, Scott Simpson plays the straight man. "And now," Jacobsen will say, after the crowd stops laughing, "this is how you should do it." And the tall, slender, precise Simpson will exhibit a simple, relaxed, one-piece swing that is just the effortless, understated sort the average player should use as a model.
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June 13, 2001 | THOMAS BONK
The top five players who tried and failed in sectional qualifying for this week's U.S. Open at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla.: 1. CURTIS STRANGE: A two-time U.S. Open champion, winning back-to-back in 1988-89. What, no special exemption? Hey, thanks for playing our game. 2. FUZZY ZOELLER: A former U.S. Open and Masters champion. So what if he hasn't won a tournament in 15 years? Think of the fun of having him around. 3. JOHN DALY: A two-time major winner, but not in the U.S. Open.
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January 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
Scott Simpson shot the best round of his PGA Tour career, a 10-under-par 62 Thursday that gave him a one-shot lead after the first round of the Hawaiian Open. Simpson, a former U.S. Open champion who usually plays his best on the game's tougher courses, started with five birdies and finished with 11 overall. He matched the tournament record on the Waialae Country Club course, which was made easier by lighter-than-usual winds.
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April 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
A lot has changed since Scott Simpson won 14 years ago at Greensboro, N.C. His black hair has turned gray, he has shaved his mustache, he has put on a few pounds and the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic now has a $3.5-million purse. Simpson, 45, is also attempting an unlikely comeback on the PGA Tour with seven screws and a plate in his right ankle after a December 1999 skiing accident in Utah.
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January 15, 1988 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Open champion used to catch cockroaches barehanded in "The House" at USC, after which he would stick them in a microwave and watch them explode. The U.S. Open champion used to play the trumpet for Ozzie's Marching Chargers at halftime in San Diego's old Balboa Stadium. The U.S. Open champion was once so skeptical of religion that his father later called him an atheist. And he agreed. Not many people know those things about Scott Simpson.
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June 29, 1991
In regard to Walter A. Ray's letter (June 22) regarding Jim Murray's ignorance of the fine points of golf: It is you, Mr. Ray, displaying your ignorance of golf when you consider Payne Stewart and Scott Simpson "two of the best players in the world." PAUL R. STEIN Pasadena
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June 18, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
Never mention rope in the house of the hanged. Never mention water in the house of the drowned. And it might not be politic to bring up the 16th hole at Hazeltine in the household of Scott Simpson for a while. Water wouldn't be too advisable, either. Three days in a row, Scott Simpson came up to Hazeltine's 16th with a two-shot lead on the field and the 91st Open in his hip pocket.
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May 14, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Calling it kind of a letdown after participating earlier in the week in a stock car driving school, Scott Simpson took a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the Byron Nelson Classic at Irving, Tex. Simpson shot a 65, five under par, tying him with Dan Forsman and hometown rookie Russell Beiersdorf.
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June 22, 1987 | JIM MURRAY
I told you so. No way Olympic Club was going to let Tom Watson win a U.S. Open on it. The John Wilkes Booth of golf courses is in a rut. It's at it again. Some Simpson won it. There were two of them in it, Tim and Scott. The one with the mustache won it. You could have scripted that. This is the course that snatched his fifth Open away from Ben Hogan in 1955 and ripped a seven-shot lead out of the bag of Arnold Palmer on the back nine in 1966.
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June 17, 1990 | JIM MURRAY
Just as they were about to put a lily on its chest and dump it in the Chicago River or bury it out behind a cornfield, Medinah on Saturday got up out of its coffin like Dracula and began to bite people in the neck. Just as we were beginning to think it was two guys in a gorilla suit or a dragon made out of papier-mache and a smoke machine, it turned out to be the real article. The real Medinah stood up and began to kick, and there was terror in the fairways.
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March 3, 1997
272 (-12)--$252,000 Nick Faldo : 66-70-68-68 275 (-9)--$151,200 Craig Stadler : 71-66-68-70 276 (-8)--$95,200 Scott Hoch : 65-71-71-69 277 (-7)--$61,600 Fred Funk : 67-71-71-68 Tom Purtzer : 67-71-69-70 278 (-6)--$46,900 Omar Uresti : 70-71-69-68 Robin Freeman : 69-71-68-70 Scott McCarron : 68-73-64-73 279 (-5)--$31,325 David Ogrin : 68-71-72-68 Peter Jacobsen : 68-75-68-68 Ted Tryba : 70-66-74-69 Paul Goydos : 66-74-70-69 Joe Ozaki : 73-69-68-69 Payne Stewart : 65-72-72-70 Fred Couples :
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May 31, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Nick Price of Zimbabwe beat Scott Simpson in a playoff to win the rain-delayed Southwestern Bell Colonial golf tournament Monday at Ft. Worth, Tex. Price's eight-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole at the Colonial Country club capped a comeback from a seven-shot deficit in the final round. Price had five holes to play and Simpson seven when thunderstorms forced suspension of play Sunday.
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May 28, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Simpson shot a seven-under 65 Friday to take the lead in the uncompleted second round of the storm-disrupted Southwestern Bell Colonial golf tournament at Ft. Worth. Simpson had a 36-hole total of 131. Rookie Guy Boros, son of Hall of Fame player Julius Boros, shot a 64 and shared second place among the finishers at 133. Boros was tied with Steve Pate, who also had a 64, and Mike Reid, who shot a 66.
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October 28, 1993 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Simpson is not favored to win the $3.5-million Tour Championship that begins today on the Lake Course at the Olympic Club. The top 30 money winners on the PGA tour this year are in the event and Simpson is 26th on the list. Simpson, however, may have one advantage over the prestigious field. He won the U.S. Open in 1987, the last time it was played at the Olympic Club. He beat Tom Watson by one stroke. "I remember every hole of the last round," Simpson said.
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May 16, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Simpson shot a 68 Saturday to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the Byron Nelson Classic at Irving, Tex. While Simpson's slow-moving trek was far from routine, the strong, gusty winds exacted even more severe penalties from contenders Dan Forsman and Billy Mayfair. Forsman lost three shots to par and four to Simpson, who is at 11-under 199, during the last four holes and dropped from the lead into a tie for third.
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June 17, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
Well, it wasn't Hogan-Snead, Palmer-Nicklaus, Dempsey-Tunney. It was more like Lehigh-Susquehanna. Whatever it was, we are going to get another look at it today. Mr. Vanilla vs. Mr. Billboard. Scott Charisma vs. a walking pompon. We already know how it comes out. This will be a rerun. Like an old Carson show. Scott Charisma and Payne And Aches played an 18-hole playoff--or what amounted to it--Sunday. And they each shot 72. Level par. Figures. Scott Simpson always shoots even par.
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November 25, 1987 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Juli Veee plans to file a grievance with the Major Indoor Soccer League Players Assn. concerning the maximum 30-day suspension the club gave him Monday, according to Scott Simpson, Veee's agent. After reviewing the tape of Veee's altercation with assistant coach Johan Aarnio after Sunday's game, Simpson said he thought Veee's suspension was too harsh and he planned to file a grievance and thereby take the case to arbitration.
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May 14, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Calling it kind of a letdown after participating earlier in the week in a stock car driving school, Scott Simpson took a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the Byron Nelson Classic at Irving, Tex. Simpson shot a 65, five under par, tying him with Dan Forsman and hometown rookie Russell Beiersdorf.
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June 29, 1991
In regard to Walter A. Ray's letter (June 22) regarding Jim Murray's ignorance of the fine points of golf: It is you, Mr. Ray, displaying your ignorance of golf when you consider Payne Stewart and Scott Simpson "two of the best players in the world." PAUL R. STEIN Pasadena
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