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Simpson ties course record, takes 5-shot lead at Players

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -

Webb Simpson didn't miss anything except the island green at the TPC Sawgrass.
  
Simpson was on the verge of shattering the course record at The Players Championship until he hit a sand wedge into the water on the notorious par-3 17th. He settled for a 9-under 63 to tie the course record, giving him a five-shot lead going into the weekend.
  
Simpson was the seventh player to shoot 63, the last five since 2013.
  
He was at 15-under 129, tying the 36-hole tournament record set by Jason Day two years ago.
  
Charl Schwartzel (66), Patrick Cantlay (68) and Danny Lee (66) were five behind.
 

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