Webb Simpson was having his way at TPC Sawgrass Friday and put together a record-tying round at the Players Championship.
Webb Simpson had himself a round on Friday, as the 32-year-old American tied the course and tournament record by shooting a nine-under 63 in the second round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
Simpson's day started off strong with an eagle on the second hole. He then had birdies on the 5th, 7th and 9th holes to get him to five under through nine with a 31.
On the back nine, Simpson went bonkers and started to pull away from the competition. He birdied six straight holes from 11 through 16, which had him at 11 under going into the final two holes of the round.
On the famous 17th, however, things went a bit south for Simpson. His tee shot richocheted into the water and he double-bogeyed the hole to move him back to nine-under.
Simpson concluded the round with a par on 18 to put him at 15 under overall for the tournament, which has him five strokes ahead of Charl Schwartzel, Patrick Cantlay and Danny Lee who are all tied for second.
Along with Simpson, Fred Couples (1992), Greg Norman (1994), Roberto Castro (2013), Martin Kaymer (2014), Jason Day (2016) and Colt Knost (2016) had previously shot 63 in The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.