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Webb Simpson cruises to victory at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Webb Simpson’s victory was his first since winning the US Open crown in 2012.
Webb Simpson’s victory was his first since winning the US Open crown in 2012.Scott Halleran/Getty Images

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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.

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