The leaders will still not tee of for several hours, but that matters little to American Webb Simpson, who is having quite the Saturday at Congressional. Simpson shot four-under on the front nine, carding birdies at the fourth, sixth, seventh and ninth holes. He carried the hot streak over to the back nine, scoring a birdie on the tenth, before bogeying the eleventh. After starting the day in 56th place, Simpson has jumped to 15th on the leader board, and even for the tournament.
Who the heck is Webb Simpson? Excellent question. The 26-year-old played his golf at Wake Forest, where he was a three-time All-American and 2008 ACC Player of the Year. In 80 career PGA tour starts, Simpson has made 48 cuts, finishing in the Top 10 nine times and Top 25 twenty-three times, but has not yet won a tour event.
Even with his stellar Saturday, Simpson is still 11 shots behind Open leader Rory McIlroy. But between his play and fashion sense, Simpson has given fans something entertaining to watch as they await the leaders hitting the course in the late afternoon.