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Webb Simpson emerges with lead

Updated: May 5, 2012, 9:44 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For someone playing so close to his house, Webb Simpson has been on edge all week.

The home crowd. Two rounds with Tiger Woods. His name atop the leaderboard at Quail Hollow alongside Rory McIlroy and so many others late Saturday afternoon. It has caused him to try extra hard to block everything out except the shot in front of him.

So far, it has worked better than he imagined.

Simpson broke out of a five-way tie for the lead with a 12-foot birdie putt ...

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