Simpson's thoughts on playing without Tiger


DORAL, Fla. – Webb Simpson never thought so many people would want to speak with him after shooting 77.

Such is life when you’re paired with Tiger Woods on a day when he withdraws from a World Golf Championship.

“It was a bit weird,” Simpson said Sunday after the WGC-Cadillac Championship. “It went from one extreme to the other, from playing with all the people to playing with no people.

“It was fine, I wasn’t playing too good, so I didn’t really care.”

Simpson, like Woods, shot 2-over 38 on the front nine. He made bogey on the 11th hole – the last hole Woods completed – then bogeyed 15 and 18 for 77.

He tied for 35th place at 4-under-par 284.