When Simpson finished one over for the tournament, Allen thought that would be good enough to win, even though Furyk and McDowell still had chances to match that score. He turned to members of the Michael Thompson party and said good-naturedly, "Oh, well." Some moments later Simpson and his entourage paraded through the grill room, and a collection of players and their family members and managers, and a couple of caddies applauded the man, Allen among them. "It's amazing what he has done with his game," Allen said.
He could have been talking about himself.