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Simpson donates funds to CGA to help promote golf

Webb Simpson, a two-time PGA Tour winner, recently gave $5,000 to the Carolinas Golf Association for its Setting the Course campaign. Simpson’s contribution was a portion of the charitable proceeds generated from The Presidents Cup 2011 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in which Simpson participated as a member of the victorious U.S. Team for the first time in his career.

Setting the Course was created to raise funds for the CGA’s Golf House, Museum and Foundation to better preserve and promote golf in the Carolinas

The Presidents Cup is one of the unique golf events where there is not prize money. The CGA was one of five organizations Simpson picked

Simpson, who is from Raleigh, was the GolfWeek/Titleist No. 1-ranked high school senior nationally at Broughton. At Wake Forest, he was a three-time All-American and ACC Player of the year in 2008.

“The CGA is proud of Webb and his accomplishments both on and off the golf course,” said Jack Nance, executive director of the CGA. “His donation will be used to assist our Setting the Course campaign, which will showcase the history of golf in the Carolinas and better our entire program.”