Simpson takes 2-shot lead at Colonial

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Webb Simpson felt almost as if he had just played a round in a major after a steamy Saturday at Colonial.

For the 2012 U.S. Open champion, and pretty much everyone else at Hogan's Alley, it was a mentally draining day at the traditional tree-lined course where temperatures were in the upper 90s, with a heat index of 108 degrees and wind gusting to 25 mph.

"There is so much thinking involved on every shot," Simpson said.


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