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Simpson leads at Greenbrier after round one
Friday Jul 06, 2018 12:00am

(WHITE SULFER SPRINGS, WV) – Webb Simpson ran out of sensational shots in the end to keep him from joining an elite group. Simpson shot a 9 under-par 61 for a one-stroke lead over Whee Kim after the first round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in West Virginia on Thursday. Simpson posted his best career score after shaking off a two-hour weather delay with six holes left in his round. He came up short in his bid to shoot the eighth sub-60 round on the PGA Tour. Kim had back-to-back bogeys on the front nine on the Old White TPC, and then ran off five birdies over a seven-hole stretch. The South Korean had 10 birdies overall and shot 62. Teenager Joaquin Niemann of Chile was another stroke back at 7-under 63. Kelly Kraft shot 64. Jason Kokrak, Keegan Bradley and J.J. Henry were all at 65. Defending champion Xander Schauffele was among a large group at 4 under 66. That also includes Phil Mickelson, playing in his first tournament since the U.S. Open. Mickelson missed the cut at The Greenbrier in three of his four previous appearances.

Webb Simpson (file photo courtesy of Golf Digest)
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