Simpson looking to go low on Sunday

21 June 2020 20:20:46 GMTPlus10

Webb Simpson knows he needs to go low if he is to triumph at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.

There is a four-way tie for the lead at the Harbour Town Golf Links, South Carolina, and Simpson is fully aware that a strong final round is required if he is to claim the silverware.

The American followed back-to-back rounds of 65 with a third-round 68 to reach 15 under par through 54 holes, but excellent scoring conditions have meant that total has been enough only for a share of top spot.

With hardly any breeze forecast for Sunday and another hot, humid afternoon in store, the leaders probably need several more birdies to have any hope of lifting the trophy.

Last week's Charles Schwab Challenge went down to the wire, with Daniel Berger finally defeating Collin Morikawa in a playoff, and extra holes may be needed again in the RBC Heritage, with 21 players within three shots of the lead.

Tyrrell Hatton, Abraham Ancer and Ryan Palmer are tied for first place with Simpson, while Colonial Country Club victor Berger is only one shot behind.

Former world number ones – Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson – are also both three shots off the pace.

"It's not like I've got a three-or four-shot lead and could shoot a couple under," said Simpson. "It's going to take a good one.

"Because we're not at a major championship-style golf course last week or this week, where you're going to have separation because of bad scores, I think that's probably why scores are bunched."

Simpson is 1.03 to win the tournament, with 1.61 available about him beating Palmer in their two-ball.

Berger is 4001.00 to complete back-to-back victories.

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