Simpson surges in front at Dell after 63

Webb Simpson holed a lengthy eagle putt on the 18th hole on Saturday as he finished on 11-under par and grab the lead at the Dell Technologies Championship.

Simpson’s monster putt topped off a superb bogey-free round of 63 that saw him jump ahead of first-round leader Justin Rose by a single stroke. The Englishman ended the day tied for second place alongside compatriot Tyrrell Hatton, who equalled Simpson for the low round of the day.

After a 69 on Friday, Hatton started his round hot with two birdies in his first three holes and continued around the turn with six more in eight holes.

All the more surprising given that Hatton was using a store-bought putter picked up by his caddie during last week’s Northern Trust.

“I was too embarrassed to go into the store to buy a putter,” Hatton said of the purchase. “Obviously, he made a good choice.”

Rose kept up his challenge with a five-birdie, one bogey 65.

Completing a strong English theme near the top of the leaderboard was Tommy Fleetwood, who carded a 65 to finish three shots behind Simpson on eight under in solo fourth place.

Other notable rounds on Saturday included a 66 from Tiger Woods that saw him climb the leaderboard and end the day seven shots back on four under par.

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