Webb Simpson shot a 72 on Thursday that felt like a 64.
Then he went out and shot an actual 64.
Simpson, who was at 5 over after his first eight holes of the PGA Championship, surged into contention Friday by tying the course record at Oak Hill. With a 6-under 64 in the morning, he was at 4 under overall, three strokes behind early leader Adam Scott.
Simpson didn't know the course record, but he was almost positive that 63 was the mark for a major. And when he made four birdies in five holes to reach 7 under with three to play, he couldn't help but fantasize about history.
''I made the turn - I'm still trying to make the cut. It's amazing how a day like today, you go from outside the cut line, to just in, to going for the all-time major record,'' Simpson said. ''It's a big swing of emotions. But the mind is powerful, so I was just trying to not think about it and just stay kind of in my rhythm.''
The 2012 U.S. Open champion ha...