Think about that.
"There's a lot of pride from the Wake alum and I think everybody that goes there sticks together, it's like one big team, one big family," Simpson said.
If Woodward wants to follow in that tradition, Bill Haas - whose uncle Jerry is the head coach at Wake - has plenty of valuable advice.
"Golf is a very big deal there for Jerry and the team, so you get plenty of time to practice," Bill Haas said. "Getting it done in the classroom prepares you for everything outside of golf and you'll play a lot of good competition and play in some good golf tournaments."
Jerry Haas is in his 17th season guiding the Demon Deacons, who have boasted 15 All-Americans during his time there.
"I think he's going to be coached by the best," Simpson said. "I love Jerry. He taught me so much and Wake's just a great environment to learn academically and about golf.
"I think it's of the utmost importance to have a guy who's played the tour, who has been in the big moments and knows what we go through."
The elder Haas played on the European Tour in 1988 and 1989, finishing 57th on the money list in '89. After finishing third at qualifying school in 1989, Haas played fulltime on the PGA Tour in 1990 and '91. He spent time as a commentator for The Golf Channel and was a teaching pro in his hometown of Belleville, Ill.
His nephew said that the goal of Wake Forest players should be to beat their coach in a round.
"He has tons of energy," Bill Haas said of his uncle. He has been there before so any advice he gives you is coming from experience, not just opinion. He's won on the professional level, played on the PGA Tour and played in the Masters. If (he and his team) went out and played, he'd be the best player.
"My advice is to go out and play with coach a lot and try to beat him. If you can beat him, then he'll be alright."
Woody has come a long way since playing in Top-Flite Tour events as the chubby little brother of Jay.