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Golf: Webb Simpson opens 4-stroke lead

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

Making his first start since helping the United States win the Presidents Cup, the 2012 US Open champion shot an 8-under 63 to reach 15 under. He had nine birdies and a bogey.

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