Webb Simpson was crowned the 2013 champion of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, earning his fourth PGA Tour victory and first win since the 2012 U.S. Open. He tied the tournament record with a score of 24-under-par 260. Greeted by his wife, Dowd, on the 18th green following his round, Simpson told the crowd that the true winners of the tournament are the children who receive care from Shriners Hospitals for Children and expressed gratitude to the Shriners for all of their hard work and dedication to providing vital medical attention and treatment regardless of a family’s ability to pay. The Raleigh, N.C. native was gracious with his time, stopping to sign autographs and pose for photos with local Shriners Hospitals for Children patients before heading to the Toast the Champion Celebration presented by Korbel California Champagne in The Hill, the tournament’s hospitality venue overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes at TPC Summerlin.
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open staff members celebrated the birthday of 2012 champion and UNLV alumnus Ryan Moore’s son following his final round on Sunday. Tucker Maddex Moore was born on October 19, 2012, just days after the Las Vegas local won the annual PGA Tour stop and earned his second victory on TOUR. Presented with a custom three-tier golf-themed cake from Gimme Some Sugar, the one-year-old donned in a “Birthday Boy” T-shirt was all smiles as he took a bite of the confetti-flavored cake while his mom, Nichole Moore, held him in her arms. The family also celebrated with friends the night before with a Mickey Mouse-themed party at their home.
Gathering outside the Public Safety Appreciation Station, Shift4 Corporation presented Shriners Hospitals for Children representatives and patients $90,000 in charitable funds from the Birdies4Shriners fundraising initiative. With every birdie, eagle and ace from PGA Tour professionals Ryan Moore and Scott Piercy during professional play, the Las Vegas-based agency donates funds to the hospitals in support of their mission. To date, the campaign has raised $165,000.
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