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April 20 2013

3:35 PM

Simpson making big move at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Charley Hoffman is still in the lead at the RBC Heritage, but he has company close behind.

Webb Simpson just made his sixth birdie of the day, this one on the par-5 15th hole, to get within a shot.

The 27-year-old U.S. Open champion hasn't won since his victory at The Olympic Club, but that was just 19 starts ago. And though he missed the cut at the Masters, he does have a couple of top 10s this season.

Meanwhile, Billy Horschel, who owns the longest active cuts-made streak on the PGA TOUR with 22 in a row, is in contention as well.

He has four birdies through 14 holes and is two back of Simpson.

Horschel has been on a roll lately, finishing in the top 3 in each of his last two starts.

Eight others are another stroke back, including Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Tim Clark and Bill Haas.

 

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