That’s what Simpson calls fellow Wake Forest alum Bill Haas. The two of them will join Charl Schwartzel in the final threesome off at 1:30 p.m. ET at Riviera Country Club. Simpson and Schwartzel are each three shots behind Haas.
Haas, 30, and Simpson, 27, never got to play together at Wake Forest.
“I missed him by a year,” Simpson said. “He graduated the year I came in. He has really looked after me on Tour. We have fun hanging out. Our wives are friends.
“How will it affect me? I play with my friends all the time out here, so I don't think it will affect me one way or the other. I love playing with guys that I can have conversations with and have a good time. So it will be fun.”