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Is Webb Simpson ready to defend?

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05:11 AM ET 06.11 | It's hard to believe that a year has come and gone since Webb Simpson picked up a gift major at the Olympic Club last year. It was a gift from Jim Furyk at the 16th hole where the 2003 U.S. Open Champion double crossed his driver and lost a four shot lead before the dust settled. Simpson picked up the third win of his career, and his first U.S. Open. A lot has happened in the world of golf since Simpson won his title last year, including a rule change which will disallow the use of his long putter, and anchored putting stroke when January 2016 rolls around. I'm sure that Simpson's U.S. Open title coming on the heels of Keegan Bradley winning the 2011 PGA Championship went a long way in pushing the USGA to this decision. It hasn't been a bad year since Simpson won, but then again, it hasn't been great either. He has missed four cuts, in the 2013 season, but had some good finishes as well. He finished alone in second place at the RBC Heritage, and placed in three top tens on the year.

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June 11, 2013  01:36 PM ET

Meh....

June 11, 2013  01:45 PM ET
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Meh....

One and done?

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June 11, 2013  02:15 PM ET

I thought for sure the new story would be on "The Handshake". Happily surprised.

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June 11, 2013  02:50 PM ET
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I saw that yesterday. What did the writer expect a full blown cat fight?

The cat fight will come Thursday when Tiger has to walk the course with Stevie, ha!

June 11, 2013  02:54 PM ET
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Meh....

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June 12, 2013  12:40 PM ET
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One and done?

Probably. Seems like he'll join the pantheon of one hit wonders like Lucas Glover, Michael Campbell, Trevor Immelmann, Geoff Ogilvy, etc. Nice guy and good player but doesn't strike me as a multiple major candidate. Still, you never know, which is why this tourney is my favorite major.

 
June 12, 2013  04:48 PM ET

This Open looks like it's set up for Jim Furyk.

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