Simpson's 64 a soggy struggle

Webb Simpson plays a shot from a bunker on the ninth hole during the second round of the 95th PGA...

Webb Simpson plays a shot from a bunker on the ninth hole during the second round of the 95th PGA Championship. His 64 tied the course record — until Jason Dufner went out and shot a 63. (Getty Images)

IAN HUTCHINSON, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:35 PM ET

Anytime a 64 is posted in a major, it’s fair to assume that things pretty much went the shooter’s way. But not so on the soggy fairways of Oak Hill in the second round of the PGA Championship Friday morning.

Webb Simpson, the 2012 U.S. Open champ, said au contraire on that theory, pointing out that his 64 in the a.m. felt like a 10-hour round with the rain pelting down around him only helping out by softening the greens.

It made the ball plug in the fairways and put mud on the ball for second shots, but Simpson did what he needed to do.

As pointed out here yesterday, there were birdies in bunches out there and Simpson went back-to-back on three occasions to finish with seven on the day against just one bogey for a much different finish than his first round 72.

 


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