Scott Simpson

A 27-Year PGA Tour career highlighted by seven wins, including the 1987 U.S. Open

Born and raised in San Diego, Scott Simpson was an accomplished junior golfer in Southern California. Simpson’s career began to blossom when he attended USC, where he was a two-time NCAA championship medalist in 1976 and 1977. There, he also won the Fred Haskins Award as the Collegiate Player of the Year. Ranked as the top amateur by Golf Digest in 1976, he quickly transitioned into the professional ranks. Armed with his straight and accurate shots, his PGA Tour career spanned over 27 years with seven wins, including the 1987 U.S. Open. 

Remembered for his runner-up finish at the 1991 U.S. Open against Payne Stewart, Simpson also boasted three Japan Golf Tour victories. He was a four-time Hawaii State Open champion, achieving consecutive wins in 1993 and 1994. Simpson was a member of the coveted 1977 Walker Cup, 1987 Ryder Cup and 1987 Kirin Cup teams. He was a former member and winner on the Champions Tour and famously participated in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am as Bill Murray’s playing partner. 

Since relocating to Hawaii, Simpson served for two years as assistant coach to the University of Hawaii women’s golf team, helping them secure five top-5 team finishes. Currently he is the head coach of the University of Hawaii men’s golf team. An advocate and supporter of junior golf, Simpson is involved with the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association and First Tee Hawaii program.