WEBB SIMPSON will be looking to win his second career Major as he heads to Long Island for the PGA Championship.
He will be joined by his wife, Taylor Dowd, beside him as he eyes a first Major win since his US Open victory in 2012.
Who is Taylor Dowd Simpson?
Taylor studied at Wake Forest University and afterwards pursued an acting career in Los Angeles and Atlanta after graduating in theatre.
How did she and Webb meet?
They dated at college when Webb was an incoming freshman and Dowd a sophomore.
The story goes that Webb’s father Sam offered her £75 to go on a date with his son. She supposedly responded with: “If he’s as cute as you, I’ll go for free.”
The pair eventually meet through a mutual friend and started dating from that point. But they ended their relationship after they had finished college.
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When did they marry?
Webb and Taylor tied the knot in 2010. Then broke up for a year after college but got back together and became engaged five months later. After another five months they wed.
Do the couple have any children?
Yes. they have four children called Mercy, James, Willow and Wyndham.
What influence has Taylor had on Webb’s golf?
When the US PGA banned anchored putters the story goes that it was Taylor who persuaded Webb to take a break from the game and perfect a new grip style. It seems to have worked.