The previous U.S. Open winner, who fell on laborious occasions after the anchoring ban, shot a Four-under 68 Saturday with a chip-in eagle on the par-5 11th to get to 19 below for the match.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) Might 12, 2018
Simpson hit his tee shot within the water on 17 Friday, however caught it to inside three ft in Spherical three to exorcise his demons. With three top-5 finishes already on the season, Simpson appears to be like like a candidate for the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup crew.
Tiger Woods shot up the leaderboard with a 7-under 65, tied with Jordan Spieth for low spherical of the day. Woods, now in a tie for ninth at eight below, is in search of his third top-5 end of the 12 months.
Whereas Simpson might have a agency maintain on the lead, something can occur at TPC Sawgrass, and quite a few gamers are lurking ought to he falter.
Listed below are Sunday’s contenders:
Webb Simpson (-19) — Nobody might have predicted this type of placing show from Simpson, a person who used an anchoring putter since highschool, and struggled to make the adjustment. However Simpson has discovered a brand new placing approach, and he appears to be like poised so as to add one other big win to his resume.
Adam Scott on a immediately invincible Webb Simpson: “I hope he doesn’t putt too nicely with that factor up his arm or they’ll ban that, too.”
— Will Grey (@WillGrayGC) Might 12, 2018
Danny Lee (-12) — A few late birdies really had him inside six of the lead after trailing by as a lot as 9 at one level in Spherical three. It might appear an not possible activity, however Lee might apply strain on Simpson with a Four- or 5-under spherical Sunday.
Dustin Johnson (-10) — Simpson most likely would have been nice with Johnson hovering round 7 below, principally out of the match, however the world’s top-ranked participant birdied three of his final six holes to peak at Simpson getting into the ultimate spherical. Johnson has by no means completed within the high 10 right here.