"It means the world. This year, I feel like I've gotten better, I just haven't gotten a win," Simpson said after his victory.
Two different winners. Two different paths to victory.
Starting the 2013-14 season in the fall is something new for the PGA Tour. It's first two winners show the old tour is as strong as ever.
HADLEY MAKES SMOOTH TRANSITION
Unless you follow the Web.com Tour, it is unlikely you know the name Chesson Hadley. The 26-year-old won twice on the Web.com Tour in 2013 and topped the tour's money list.
With that season being over and the PGA Tour starting a wrap-around 2013-14 schedule in October, Hadley had a chance to get his feet wet on tour while many of the big names are kicking back and watching their favorite college football team.
Hadley was even par through three rounds at the Frys.com Open and didn't make it to the final round as there was a secondary cut.
He bounced back with four under-par rounds in Las Vegas en route to a share of fifth place. With those two events under his belt, Hadley has now doubled his PGA Tour career starts from two to four.
He had played the Wyndham Championship the last two years, and missed the cut both times. In these last two events, Hadley had earned over $220,000, which puts him almost halfway to keeping his PGA Tour card for the 2014-15 season.
Hadley has taken full advantage of his two starts this fall and has himself in prime position once the calendar changes to 2014.
* Brandel Chamblee labeling Tiger Woods as a cheater could end up costing Chamblee greatly. First off, Woods doesn't forget stuff like that, and secondly, when Fox is looking for a lead golf analyst in a few years, Chamblee would have been among the leading candidates for the job. Something like this could hurt his chances.
* Michelle Wie seemed an odd choice earlier this year for the U.S. Solheim Cup team. She went 2-2 at that event, and all of her matches went 17 or 18 holes. Maybe it helped boost her confidence as she posted seven rounds in the 60s in her 20 rounds since that event, and posted a tie for third in Korea last weekend. That was easily her best finish of the year.