Webb Simpson takes control of Players Championship with record-tying round
Webb Simpson didn't miss anything except the island green at the TPC Sawgrass.
Simpson was on the verge of shattering the course record at The Players Championship until he hit a sand wedge into the water on the notorious par-3 17th. He settled for a 9-under 63 to tie the course record, giving him a five-shot lead going into the weekend.
Simpson was the seventh player to shoot 63, the last five since 2013.
He was at 15-under 129, tying the 36-hole tournament record set by Jason Day two years ago.
Charl Schwartzel (66), Patrick Cantlay (68) and Danny Lee (66) were five behind.