About Scott

After a storied and successful career in professional golf, Scott Simpson is able to spend a great deal of time with family during the season. Born in San Diego, California, Simpson attended and played college golf at the University of Southern California. During that time, he was a two-time medalist in the NCAA Championship. He began his professional golf career in 1977, and graduated in 1978. He began his stint on the PGA TOUR in 1979, and won seven PGA TOUR events between 1980 and 1998.

One of the biggest highlights of Simpson’s career was winning the US Open in 1987 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Scott has served 25 years as host of Scott Simpson HBIC Pro-Am in Los Angeles, which benefits Help For Brain-Injured Children.

Simpson was unable to play the PGA TOUR in 2000 due to a broken ankle he suffered while skiing during the New Year’s holiday. The initial prognosis was that the ankle could heal without surgery, but it did not. He underwent surgery in August 2000, which involved placing seven screws into his ankle.

Scott became eligible to play senior golf in 2005 and won the Champions Tour title in 2006.

He got started in golf by his dad, Joe, who was a good amateur player. Scott’s father lost to Bo Williams in the final of the 1989 U.S. Senior Amateur at Lochinvar in Houston. He lists the late Byron Nelson as his hero, and Pebble Beach, Shinnecock Hills, Winged Foot, The Olympic Club, Cypress Point, Pine Valley and Prairie Dunes as some of his favorite golf courses. Scott’s favorite entertainer and athlete is Bill Murray.