Simpson shoots 61 to lead at Greenbrier

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Former US Open champion Webb Simpson shook off a weather delay to fire a career-best 61 on Thursday, grabbing a one-shot lead over Kim Whee after the first round of the US PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic.

Simpson had come back from a weather delay of nearly two hours with birdies at 14 and 16 that moved him to nine-under on the par-70 course. A few minutes later, the horn sounded stopping play just as he was hitting his tee shot on the par-4 13th.

Lahiri admitted he putted like a dream and had nine birdies.

Then he found two bunkers on the par-5 16th and made bogey, and found the greenside bunker and missed a 5-foot par putt on the par-3 18th. This moved Rodgers to 3 over for the round.

Kelly Kraft, right, gives his caddie a fist bump after a chip in birdie on the 11th hole during the third round of the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier golf tournament in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Saturday, July 7, 2018.

That left him needing to birdie the final two holes to break 60, but a poor lay-up into the rough at the par-five 17th hampered his chances, although he did well to knock his third to 25 feet to retain hope of emulating the 59s of Paul Goydos and Stuart Appleby in this event in 2010.

The 26-year-old Kim has never won on the PGA Tour, losing in a three-way playoff in Las Vegas in November. Previous year I didn't putt so well, and everything today seemed like it was going in.

"It was not the start I was looking for", Simpson said. Eight players are tied at 8-under, most notably defending-champion Xander Schauffele, who matched Thursday's 6-under 66 with another on Friday.

"Putts are going in and so I feel really good about my game". Overall, it was a good day in terms of ball striking.


He shot a 3-under 67 and is six shots back of leader Webb Simpson.

Starting on the back nine, Kirk opened with three consecutive birdies and ended her day with a ideal wedge shot onto the green of the par-5 ninth hole for a tap-in birdie.

"I've been feeling good over the last two weeks", Lahiri said. Starting on the back nine, Kirk opened with three consecutive birdies and ended her day with a flawless wedge into the par-5 ninth for a tap-in birdie. Bubba Watson, the highest ranked player in the field, shot 66 and was at 6 under.

Still, it was a heck of a start for a Tour representative of The Greenbrier who has enjoyed a resurgent season with a win already this season at The Players Championship.

Canada's Brittany Marchand and American Megan Khang were tied for third on eight-under 64. Then the 23-year-old Spaniard drove into a fairway bunker on No. 1 and compounded the error by three-putting from long range.

Rahm pulled one shot back with a birdie at the par-5 4th hole but he could be battling to just make the cut at Ballyliffin Golf Club on Friday.

On back nine he had five more birdies. "I just stayed in the moment".

Fox rolled in six birdies in a 67, continuing his impressive form in the prestige Rolex Series events on the European Tour since they were introduced last season. He has one top-10 finish in each of the past two years and won the Australian PGA Championship in 2016.

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