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Webb Simpson cruised to victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, pulling away for a six-stroke win in the second event of the PGA Tour’s new wraparound season.
Winning for the first time since the 2012 US Open, Simpson closed with a 5-under 66 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. He finished at 24-under 260 after opening with rounds of 64, 63, and 67 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round.
‘‘As we were going kind of middle of the round, pins were tough, greens were drying out, and I knew it would take a really special round for somebody to shoot 7, 8 under,’’ Simpson said.