Webb Simpson, Longtime Caddie Split; Lands With Cameron Young

There was plenty of weeping around Webb Simpson when he finished the Valspar Championship, and it had nothing to do with his first top 10 in some 16 months.

Simpson and longtime caddie and friend Paul Tesori decided to end their partnership, which included a U.S. Open title at Olympic Club in 2012 and The Players Championship, along with three Ryder Cup teams.

“I could never have done this without Paul by my side. Not only has he been my caddie and swing coach, but one of my best friends in the world,” Simpson said.

Equally surprising was Tesori immediately going to work for Cameron Young, who at No. 17 in the world is a rising star in golf. Young had switched caddies last summer by bringing on Chad Reynolds, and he was runner-up in the British Open at St. Andrews.