One year away from the new rule that outlaws anchored strokes, Simpson ditched his belly putter for a regular one for his 2015 debut and ran off eight birdies over his last 10 holes for an eight-under 62 that gave him a share of the lead with
On a day that made the 144 players feel they were in paradise with sunshine and barely a breeze, Simpson and Casey led the low scoring at Waialae. What set them apart is how they got there — Simpson with his conventional putter, Casey with his return to Honolulu for the first time in a decade.
The German star, the Abu Dhabi winner in 2008, 2010 and 2011, had a one-stroke lead over Belgium's Thomas Pieters. Kaymer won the