The putt is one that Webb Simpson never practices enough. He wasn’t sure it even required his putter.

He worked it to perfection.

From just over 70 feet away off the green on the par-5 18th, Simpson rolled in the eagle putt for an 8-under 63 to take a 1-shot lead Saturday at the halfway point of the Dell Technologies Championship in Norton, Mass.

“You just kind of laugh at those because you’re not trying to make them, you’re just trying to get them close,” Simpson said. “The grass around the greens is firm enough to where the ball runs pretty smoothly. I didn’t like my lie to chip it. I decided to putt it, and it came off really nice, just how I wanted it.”

A gorgeous Saturday in New England allowed for low scoring at the TPC Boston.

Tyrrell Hatton of England had eight birdies with his store-bought putter for a 63 and was 1 shot behind, along with Justin Rose (67). Tommy Fleetwood made it a trio of Englishman near the top with his 65, leaving him 3 shots behind.

Tiger Woods got into the act, too.

Woods only once came close to bogey, making a 12-foot par putt on the par-3 11th hole, and gave himself ample opportunities in his round of 66. It was an important day to move forward with conditions ripe for scoring, though he still was 7 shots behind Simpson.

Ryan Armour of Silver Lake was tied for 16th place at 5-under 137.

LPGA Tour

Georgia Hall pulled away from Minjee Lee late in the third round to take a 2-stroke lead in the Cambia Portland Classic in Oregon.

The Women’s British Open winner four weeks ago for her first LPGA Tour title, Hall shot a 3-under 69. She birdied the par-3 16th and par-4 17th and made a 6-foot par save on the par-4 18th at tree-lined Columbia Edgewater.

The 22-year-old Englishwoman had an 18-under 198 total. She opened with a 66 and shot 63 on Friday.

Lee had a 68. The Australian lost a share of the lead with a bogey on 17.

Marina Alex was third at 12 under, shooting her second 71 after opening with a 62.

Brittany Marchand (70) and Ayako Uehara (70) were 10 under.

Brooke Henderson had a 74 to fall into a tie for sixth at 7 under. The Canadian star won the CP Women’s Open last week on home soil in Saskatchewan.

Champions Tour

Joe Durant eagled the par-5 18th for a 7-under 63 and a 1-stroke lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez in the PGA Tour Champions’ Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary, Alberta.

Durant birdied the first four holes on the back nine and bogeyed the par-4 15th before pulling ahead with the closing eagle. The four-time PGA Tour champion won the Chubb Classic in Florida in February for his third senior title.

Durant had an 11-under 129 total.

Jimenez birdied the final two holes for a 66. The Spaniard has six victories on the 50-and-over tour, winning major titles this year in the Regions Tradition and Senior British Open. He finished second behind Scott McCarron last year at Canyon Meadows.

Kirk Triplett, tied for the first-round lead with Jimenez after a 64, had a 67 to drop 2 strokes back at 9 under.

McCarron was fourth at 8 under after a 65.

European Tour

Lee Westwood moved in sight of his first win in more than four years after taking a 1-stroke lead in the Made In Denmark event after a 5-under 67 in the third round on Saturday.

The 45-year-old Westwood, a former world No. 1, will be a vice-captain for Europe at the Ryder Cup in Paris this month and his impressive performance this week looks like ending two fellow Englishmen’s hopes of getting in the team.

Matthew Fitzpatrick and Eddie Pepperell need to win to stand a chance of snatching the final automatic place in the Europe team via the world points list but they are off the leaderboard at Silkeborg Ry Golf Club.

Web.com Tour

Kramer Hickok shot a 2-under 68 to keep a 1-stroke lead in the DAP Championship in Beechwood, the second of four Web.com Tour Finals events that will determine 25 PGA Tour cards.

One of 25 players who have already earned PGA Tour cards through the Web.com Tour’s regular-season money list, Hickok had a 12-under 198 total at Canterbury Golf Club.