Webb Simpson said the newborn son of his regular caddie, Paul Tesori, is in intensive care after being born Saturday in Florida.
"Yeah, my heart's pretty heavy right now," Simpson said after his 5-under-par 68 left him tied for the lead with Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson at 14-under 205. "Before I teed off yesterday, I talked to my wife and she said that Michelle (Tesori) was pushing, so I figured by the time I finished playing, I would have heard something. And I didn't hear anything from Michelle or anybody else and I didn't hear anything from Paul.
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"I ended up talking to him, and when his son, Isaiah, came out, he had a seizure, I think 15, 20 seconds after he came out, and they took him to the NICU. And I think - I'm getting details from different people - but I think he had an infection or a virus in his brain."
Simpson is working with caddie Ted Scott this week. Scott usually works for Bubba Watson.
Simpson said he was thinking of Tesori "every hole."
"I mean, Teddy is obviously good friends with Paul, so he was pretty emotional this morning when I got to the golf course. Paul sent me a text this morning, just told me he loved me and wanted me to go out and fight as hard as I would any other day, and that's what Teddy and I did. I felt like we were out there playing for Isaiah."
Gay cards 65
Brian Gay, tied for 25th in the 30-player field entering the third round, shot a tournament-low 8-under-par 65 on Sunday to enter a tie for 16th at 8-under 211 five shots off the lead.
His 29 on the front nine of his third round included an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole.
Gay played the front nine in 5 over on Saturday.
Facts and figures
Tournament co-leader Dustin Johnson is last in the 30-player field in fairways hit in regulation at 57.8 percent (26-of-45). Jason Dufner is first in that category, at 88.9 percent (40-of-45). Brandt Snedeker and Sang-Moon Bae have a tournament-leading 11 one-putts. Five players have had bogey-free rounds so far: Dufner and Jordan Spieth in round 1; Zach Johnson in round 2; and Gary Woodland and Bill Haas in round 3.
"I'm going to the gym more. Now I'm starting to get into a little bit more of a routine. Staying in at night, too, is a good thing."
- Dustin Johnson, on how his habits have changed in recent years
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532 yards * Par 5
The easiest hole on the course so far has surrendered 63 birdies and eight eagles in three rounds, and is averaging 0.87 strokes under par. On Sunday, there were 24 birdies - including by all three players who ended the day tied for the lead - and three eagles. Only Kevin Streelman had a bogey on the hole Sunday.