Simpson wants more despite Heritage lead

20 June 2020 22:11:25 GMTPlus10

Former US Open champion Webb Simpson held a one-shot lead at the half-way stage of the RBC Heritage but he's targeting improvement over the weekend.

Simpson is one of the straightest hitters on the PGA Tour and that skill comes in handy for finding the fairways of the Harbour Town Links.

However, with Bryson DeChambeau beefing up by 40lbs in order to bring more strength to his game, Simpson knows he has some catching up to do.

Simpson carded a 65 for the second day running to lead DeChambeau and Canadian Corey Conners.

Ryan Palmer and Matt Fitzpatrick are a shot behind, while Rory McIlroy did enough to make the cut in South Carolina.

The Northern Irishman recovered from a disappointing opening 72 to card a second-round 65. 

Simpson said: "It's very satisfying knowing I'm not near as long as some of these guys, and I'm able to kind of use my skills of distance control and shot shape to pick me back up when I'm 40 yards or 30 yards behind these guys.

"I would like to hit it further. I set out on a journey three years ago to get stronger, hit it further, but do it a lot slower than Bryson. But he's made it look easy and seamless."

Simpson is 1.03 to claim the crown while DeChambeau is 15.00 to win the tournament.

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