Webb Simpson credited everyone around him for winning The Players Championship , his fifth career victory and in some respects his most important. And he didn't stop with those he considers to be part of his team.
Thank-you notes also are in order for the USGA and the R&A.
Golf's governing bodies outlawed the anchored stroke that Simpson had used with his belly putter since he was a teenager. Simpson won the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club, one of three major champions in an 11-month span to use a belly putter.
Simpson struggled mightily when forced to learn an entirely different way to putt.
That's no longer the case.
He led the field in putting during...