25 Sep '14, 2pm

How Webb Simpson texted his way onto the Ryder Cup team. My column:

How Webb Simpson texted his way onto the Ryder Cup team. My column:

GLENEAGLES, Scotland – This week’s Ryder Cup matches haven’t yet begun, but there’s already been some history in the 40th edition of this event. For the first time ever, a player early-morning texted his way onto a roster. It was around 4 a.m. MT on Sept. 2, and Webb Simpson couldn’t sleep. He had finished competing in the Deutsche Bank Championship the previous afternoon, and then flew to Denver for the BMW Championship . With about 13 hours remaining before United States captain Tom Watson would make his three wildcard selections, Simpson felt the need to state his case. So he sent a text message. “I thought, I've got nothing to lose,” Simpson recounted on Thursday, “So I texted him, something like: ‘I know it's a really tough decision for you, I know Chris [Kirk] just won and I know Bill [Haas] is playing good, and you even have other options than that. But I really, re...

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