FORT WORTH, Texas -- Webb Simpson shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday to break out of a crowd and take the third-round lead at the Colonial.
After being among four players who shared the 36-hole lead, Simpson went ahead alone to stay after consecutive birdies to start his back nine. He made a 6-foot birdie putt at the 387-yard 10th and a 12-footer at the 630-yard 11th before finishing with seven consecutive pars.
It is only the second time in 12 years at Colonial for the 54-hole leader to have more than a one-stroke advantage.
Defending champion Jordan Spieth shot a 68 with a caddie switch after making the turn, and was at 4 under.
Lee and Kisner were also tied for the second-round lead, along with Scott Piercy who shot a 72 to fall five strokes back.