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Webb Simpson sets 36-hole mark

Updated: October 18, 2013, 9:46 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Webb Simpson opened a four-stroke lead Friday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, taking advantage of perfect scoring conditions at TPC Summerlin.

Making his first start since helping the U.S. win the Presidents Cup, the 2012 U.S. Open champion shot an 8-under 63 to reach 15 under. He had nine birdies and a bogey -- on the par-5 16th in his opening nine.

"The ball is really going far," Simpson said. "I was wondering why the scores were so low yesterday morning ...

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