How it happened: Simpson keeps Shriners lead

Webb Simpson during the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Webb Simpson during the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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Webb Simpson held onto his lead Saturday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Simpson carded a third-round 4-under 67, fueled by four birdies in his last seven holes, and will take a four-shot lead into Sunday's final round at TPC Summerlin.

Chesson Hadley is solo second at 15 under while Jeff Overton is another shot back at 14 under.

See how it all unfolded Saturday in Las Vegas:

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Update No. 26: 8:07 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson pars No. 17 and enters the par-4 18th at 19 under. Chesson Hadley, who is second at 15 under, just wrapped up a 4-under 67.

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Update No. 25: 7:52 p.m. EDT

Make that four birdies in five holes for Webb Simpson, whose birdie at the par-5 16th moves him to 19 under. He's four ahead of Chesson Hadley, who is 4 under through 17 holes today.

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Update No. 24: 7:31 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson birdies the par-4 15th to move to 18 under. It's his third birdie in his last four holes.

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Update No. 23: 7:05 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson notches a second straight birdie, at the par-5 13th, to move to 17 under. He leads by four shots now.

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Update No. 22: 6:53 p.m. EDT

Just like he did after a bogey at No. 3, Webb Simpson responds to his bogey at No. 11 with a birdie, at the par-4 12th, and he's back to 16 under.

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Update No. 21: 6:34 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson can't save par at the par-4 11th and the bogey drops him back to 15 under. He now leads Jeff Overton by two shots.

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Update No. 20: 6:24 p.m. EDT

Five straight pars for Webb Simpson, the latest coming at No. 10, and he's still 16 under and leads Jeff Overton by three shots.

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Update No. 19: 6:07 p.m. EDT

Since a birdie at No. 2, defending champion Ryan Moore hasn't gotten anything going. He's 10 under overall, even through 11 holes today.

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Update No. 18: 5:47 p.m. EDT

Through eight holes today, Webb Simpson is at 16 under overall and leads by three shots. His closest competitors are John Senden and Jeff Overton at 13 under.

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Update No. 17: 5:22 p.m. EDT

Jason Bohn hasn't made a bogey yet this tournament, but he does have three double bogeys, one in each round. His latest one came at the par-4 sixth, dropping him to 12 under overall.

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Update No. 16: 5:04 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson birdies No. 5 to move to 16 under, two shots clear of the field.

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Update No. 15: 4:51 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson gets a shot and the outright lead right back with a birdie at No. 4, which moves him back to 15 under overall.

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Update No. 14: 4:38 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson bogeys No. 3 to fall back into a share of first with Jason Bohn at 14 under.

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Update No. 13: 4:31 p.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-4 fourth moves Jason Bohn to 14 under, one shot back of leader Webb Simpson.

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Update No. 12: 4:18 p.m. EDT

Webb Simpson (15 under) pars his opening hole. He leads by two shots over Jason Bohn, who is 2 under through three holes today.

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Update No. 11: 3:57 p.m. EDT

Jeff Overton and Jason Bohn each birdie their opening hole to move to 12 under. They are tied for second with Sean O'Hair, who shot 63 today.

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Update No. 10: 3:45 p.m. EDT

Max Homa made his second straight PGA Tour cut as a pro Friday, and today he shot 3-under 68 to move to 6 under.

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Update No. 9: 3:28 p.m. EDT

Sean O'Hair's third-round 8-under 63 has him in solo second right now at 12 under. Leader Webb Simpson (15 under) tees off in about 25 minutes.

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Update No. 8: 3:03 p.m. EDT

Sean O'Hair has gone birdie-eagle-birdie in his last three holes, and with two holes left to play today, he's now tied for second at 11 under overall.

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Update No. 7: 2:57 p.m. EDT

Sean O'Hair is climbing up the leaderboard. He's 6 under through 15 holes, and 10 under overall.

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Update No. 6: 2:41 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson and Davis Love III have each started this tournament with rounds of 69-70-70, and they will both enter Sunday at 4 under.

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Update No. 5: 2:30 p.m. EDT

A 5-under 66 today has moved Nick Watney to 8 under. This is Watney's first start of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season.

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Update No. 4: 2:12 p.m. EDT

Jimmy Walker is now 7 under on his round entering the 18th hole. He's 10 under overall and just five shots back of leader Webb Simpson, who tees off in just less than two hours.

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Update No. 3: 1:53 p.m. EDT

Jimmy Walker made the cut on the number Friday. Now, he's currently tied for ninth at 9 under. He's 6 under through 15 holes today.

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Update No. 2: 1:15 p.m. EDT

Sean O'Hair also off to a strong start. He's 3 under through eight holes today, 7 under overall.

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Update No. 1: 12:55 p.m. EDT

Last week's winner Jimmy Walker making an early charge today. He's 4 under through his first 11 holes to move to 7 under overall.

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Friday coverage

5 Things: Simpson takes control in Las Vegas

Though it’s been a few years since he was at TPC Summerlin, Webb Simpson clearly hasn’t forgotten what nearly won him the golf tournament that year.

How it happened: Webb Simpson takes lead at Shriners Open

Webb Simpson used an second-round 8-under 66 to take the lead Friday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. See how it all unfolded!

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Thursday coverage

5 Things: Henry fires 60 on perfect day at Shriners

Conditions were near perfect Thursday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and J.J. Henry took the most advantage with an opening-round 60 to take the first-round lead in Las Vegas.

How it happened: Henry cards 60, takes Shriners lead

J.J. Henry eagled his final hole, the par-5 ninth, to shot 11-under 60 and take the first-round lead Thursday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Matsuyama forced to withdraw from Shriners due to illness

Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open before his opening round Thursday, citing illness.

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Pre-tournament coverage

Closer look: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Zach Johnson and Webb Simpson highlight the field for this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which begins Thursday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

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