When day two of the PGA Championship began, Webb Simpson found himself way down the leaderboard. After shooting a (72) in round one, Simpson made a furious charge on Friday and now sits at (-5) for the tournament. His second round (64) puts him in a tie for the lowest score in a round at Oak Hill. Simpson had a legitimate chance to break the mark with three holes to go, but he bogeyed on seven before parring out on eight and nine.
The exact number won’t be in until the round closes, but as of this writing, Simpson has jumped up 67 spots on the leaderboard.
Simpson also had a birthday yesterday, turning 28-years old. He’s had a decent year on tour in 2013, finishing in top-10 four times, but he’s yet to record a victory. He will of course be trying to win his second major championship, after taking home the US Open championship in 2012. Prior to this year, Simpson had never made the cut at the PGA Championship.
Now it looks like he’ll be chasing Adam Scott (-7) and Justin Rose (-6) for the remainder of the weekend. Things are still very wide open at Oak Hill, with numerous golfers still well within striking distance. It looks like the weather is done being a major factor after rain clouded the first two rounds. The forecast is calling for only a 10% chance of rain the rest of the weekend, so things are shaping up nicely for golfers like Simpson to make a run at the year’s final major.