Congratulations to ITB’s own Webb Simpson, for winning the 2012 US Open on Sunday. Not just a victory for an incredible person and player, but one for ITB and Broughton, as well. I’ll be proudly wearing my ITB Insider Golf shirt for the rest of the week while I demand that Village Deli name a sandwich after him. Webb’s US Open victory ranks right above the time he shot a 58 at the Club when he was 17 years old, causing them to redesign the whole course. Hopefully, they’ll make a replica of his trophy to put in the display case at Broughton’s Holiday Gym. As always, Webb represented ITB well by wearing a Polo cardigan, which some suggested should be mass produced for ITBers to wear. I assume we can set up a sweatshop in Cary and start churning these out in no time.
Webb’s victory has added fuel to the recent fire and interest in all things ITB, which really heated up during my guest appearance on 99.9 The Fan last week to promote our ITB lifestyle.
On Monday afternoon, I was asked to go back on 99.9 The Fan to comment on this historic victory and the aftermath.
If for some reason you weren’t watching Webb dominate the final round, I’ve pieced together the timeline from Twitter. The network’s coverage of Webb obviously increased as he climbed the leaderboard. Knowing this, an astute fan realized it would be the perfect time to yell “Broughton” after Webb’s shot. Well played.
Joe Ovies pointed out the obvious, that attending Broughton is more important than being in a fraternity in college. (Note: It shouldn’t dissuade you from joining a fraternity, but attending Broughton clearly trumps being in a fraternity.)
At this point, Jim Furyk was still tied with Webb, as he was teeing off on the 16th hole. Furyk’s drive was pretty horrible, due to the fact that he’s been using commoner 5 Hour Energy instead of ITB adderall. It also didn’t help that he’s still sponsored by RBC, a bank that we kicked out of ITB a few months ago because they were Canadian. That still isn’t as bad as Hunter Mahan being sponsored by Monster energy drink and Under Armour. This isn’t the X-Games. It’s golf.
There was concern over celebratory mansion fires, however, we all know a US Open victory doesn’t call for a mansion fire. We save those for graduations.
Webb finished his round and watched in the clubhouse as the competition failed to force a playoff. He met up with Bob Costas for the trophy presentation, which included the most bizarre interruption, followed by the most ITB quote of the century.
I was certain that some OTBer from Leesville or somewhere was behind this. But it turns out it’s just some tree hugger, that I won’t give any more attention to.
It was also pointed out that ideally, the trophy presentation crasher would have been ITB’s own Flash. Webb even agreed with this. I’ve already promised to fly Flash out to all future tournaments so he can sing his rendition of “When the Caps Go Marching In” during Webb’s trophy presentations.
Here are some additional ITB reactions to the victory.
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