Webb Simpson cruised to a six-shot victory over fellow American Jason Bohn and Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open over TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

Simpson carried a four shot lead into Sunday, and he birdied two of his first three holes on the final day to establish an advantage that wouldn’t be seriously challenged for the remainder of the round.

He picked up his first victory on the PGA Tour since the U.S. Open of 2012 and moves second in the early stages of the 2013-14 FedEx Cup race.

“I felt like I was in control,” he said. “I asked my caddie, once I hit it on the green on 17 where we stood. And I was just thankful that I was able to kind of manage my golf ball the last couple of rounds.”

Chesson Hadley, a Web.com Tour graduate, began the day in second spot but he couldn’t get it going on Sunday and he finished with a 70 to slip back into a tie for fifth place.

It was Jason Bohn of the USA and Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa who came through to share second spot. Ishikawa, who also gained PGA Tour status through the Web.com Tour finals, fired a 65 in the last round.

Charley Hoffman played an excellent final round of 64 to climb into fourth place.

“When you get that far up the leaderboard, every putt you make means big dollars and FedEx Cup points,” he said. “To get the year started off on the right foot, it’s key to make those putts.”

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
Oct 17-20, purse $6,000,000, par 71

1   Webb Simpson (USA)   64   63   67   66   260   $1,080,000
T2   Jason Bohn (USA)   67   64   69   66   266   $528,000

T2   Ryo Ishikawa (Jap)   67   66   68   65   266   $528,000
4   Charley Hoffman (USA)   66   70   67   64   267   $288,000
T5   Luke Guthrie (USA)   69   64   71   64   268   $210,750

T5   Chesson Hadley (USA)   65   66   67   70   268   $210,750
T5   Charles Howell III (USA) 67   69   67   65   268   $210,750

T5   Troy Matteson (USA)   67   69   68   64   268   $210,750
T9   Freddie Jacobson (Swe)   67   67   71   64   269   $162,000
T9   Ryan Moore (USA)   69   63   69   68   269   $162,000
T9   Jeff Overton (USA)   63   68   68   70   269   $162,000

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage

Where next?
European Tour –
Jin Jeong wins ISPS HANDA Perth International