Confident Simpson shoots up the leaderboard

04 July 2020 19:28:38 GMTPlus10

Webb Simpson's excellent form continued at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit where the world number six claimed a share of the lead after shooting a second-round 64.

Simpson's 12-under total puts him alongside Chris Kirk, a four-time PGA Tour winner whose last tournament victory came in 2015.

Six players are just a shot behind the leaders at 11-under-par and the chasing pack includes big-hitting world number ten Bryson DeChambeau and 21-year-old Matthew Wolff who, like Simpson, went round in 64 on Friday. Kevin Kisner and Sepp Straka are a further shot back at ten under.

Simpson blazed his way to victory in the RBC Heritage two weeks ago, completing his final seven holes in five-under-par to finish with a tournament-record score of 22 under.

And, following a first-round 68 at the Detroit Golf Club, he is once again at the top of the leaderboard alongside 35-year-old Kirk. 

Simpson, the 2012 US Open champion, said after his round: "I came in confident, I came in feeling good about my game.

"Most guys I feel like play well out here when they're not really thinking a whole lot, their mind is calm and they feel in control and they feel confident. That's kind of where I am right now.

"[The course] is a Donald Ross design and guys that played here last year that I talked to about it loved the golf tournament, they loved what Rocket Mortgage did."

Webb Simpson is 201.00 to win the Rocket Mortgage Classic and 301.00 to be the 54-hole leader.

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