For Webb Simpson and Jason Day it’s time to get back to work, although it’s not likely either player would consider child birth a vacation.
Both players recently welcomed a new edition to their families – Day and his wife, Ellie, had the couple’s first child on July 11 and Simpson and his wife, Dowd, had their second child on July 28 – and missed the Open Championship.
Day – who hasn’t played since the AT&T National in early July – gets back to work this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and, according to his manager, the Australian will play the PGA Championship followed by the FedEx Cup playoffs, although at 114th on the points list he has a lot of ground to cover to make it to East Lake.
According to his manager Simpson will return to action next week at Kiawah Island followed by the Wyndham Championship, where he is the defending champion, the playoffs (he’s 10th in FedEx Cup points) and the Ryder Cup (fourth on the U.S. points list).
That’s seven tournaments in eight weeks, but Simpson is used to it. In an attempt to win the money title he played 26 events last year including all four playoff stops and two falls series tournaments.
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