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Webb Simpson takes 5-shot lead at Players Championship

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    Webb Simpson holds up his ball on the 18th green during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament today in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. >> 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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