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Simpson takes Deutsche Bank title; No1 in FedEx

Webb Simpson clinched his second PGA Tour Title with the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston on Monday.

Having chased down world No1 Luke Donald, who had led with seven holes to play, Webb took out countryman Chez Reavie in a play-off at the second hold, sinking an eight-foot birdie putt.

"I told somebody early this week that I feel like next time I was in contention, it'll be a lot easier than Greensboro," Simpson said.

"And it wasn't that way at all. It was just as hard. The shots and the putts were just as hard. I think it helped calm me down a little, but it was like I had never won a golf tournament before."

Englishman Donald tied for third at 13 under, level with Brandt Snedeker (66) and Australia’s Jason Day (68).

Simpson made three par saves in the middle of the back nine just to stay in the game, just getting to playoff needed a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 65.

The result moves him to No.1 in the FedEx Cup standings, No. 14 in the world golf rankings and a $1.44 million check that assures him a spot in the Presidents Cup in November.

The top 70 players move on to the BMW Championship in two weeks outside Chicago, and the likes of Simpson and Donald will be joined by Ernie Els, George Ogilvy and Chris Stroud who took the last three eligible places.

"You screw up on the 18th leading and now you're going to finish second and you're going to have a $600,000 check," Els said. "Here, I'm going home. It's a bad place to be, but it's a good place to come back from."


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