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The Tour Report

July 7 2012

1:30 PM

Can Simpson continue hot run?

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Since winning the U.S. Open last month, Webb Simpson hasn’t slowed down -- literally or figuratively.

Simpson played the week after his landmark victory, finishing 29th at the Travelers Championship, where he was actually in contention after the opening round.

This week, he’s continued his hot play, reaching 9 under to take the lead through the first two rounds at The Old White TPC. Simpson has since been caught, but he’s already on the golf course in Round 3 ( click here to follow ).

“I didn't know what to expect,” Simpson said. “I thought it might be difficult to play well, but I think the schedule I've played has helped. Playing right after was a good thing and then having a week off to kind of regroup was great. And this is an easy place for me to get to.”

Simpson, who lives just a 3 1/2-hour car ride from The Greenbrier, was just one of six players to be bogey-free in the second round. That’s the 22nd time this year Simpson hasn’t made a bogey in a round this season, and he has just one through two-plus rounds here so far.

Just how good has he been? In his last 41 starts on the PGA TOUR, Simpson has finished in the top 10 17 times, three of which were wins.

Will he get his second win of this season here this week? Discuss below.

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