Simpson to miss Open
US Open champ set to skip trip to UK to attend birth
Last Updated: June 21, 2012 7:41am
Webb Simpson: Looks likely to skip Open
With his US Open victory still sinking in, American Webb Simpson appears to have ruled out playing next month's Open Championship at Lytham.
Simpson's wife Dowd is expecting their second child just after The Open on July 19-22.
"I'm a guy who loves my family and we're probably only going to have a couple more babies, so I have the rest of my life to play in the British Open," said Simpson.
"I don't want to miss the birth of the second child, so it's an easy decision.
"After winning it's certainly a little harder not to go because I'd love to go and try to win another major, but in the grand scheme of things and grand scheme of life it's a decision that I know I'll always be happy that I made.
"The first experience watching my first son being born was one of the greatest experiences I think a person can have - and I don't want to miss it again."