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Webb Simpson ties course record at Oak Hill with 64

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Webb Simpson shot a 64 on Friday at Oak Hill. (Getty Images)
Webb Simpson shot a 64 on Friday at Oak Hill. (Getty Images)

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Webb Simpson shot a 64 at the PGA Championship on Friday.

This is significant for two reasons. The first is that he's now among the leaders at the 2013 PGA Championship. The second is that it ties the competitive course record at Oak Hill.

Ben Hogan did it in 1942 and Curtis Strange did it in 1989 at the US Open.

Simpson was trying to join 23 other golfers who have shot 63 in a major (11 at the PGA Championship) or become the first golfer to ever shoot 62 in a major.

Here's a look at his scorecard:

Simpson started on the back nine and was probably thinking about 63 or 62 until he made bogey on No. 7 on his back nine.

The problem for Simpson is that he shot 72 on Thursday so he still trails the likes of Jim Furyk and Adam Scott but he's at least put himself into contention going into the weekend at Oak Hill.

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