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David Lingmerth Leads At The TPC Sawgrass

Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson, all former TPC winners trail Lingmerth.
(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Swedish rookie David Lingmerth emerged from the storm clouds to take the lead Saturday in The Players Championship.

Lingmerth ended a long day at the TPC Sawgrass with an 8-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole and a 10-foot birdie putt on the island-green 17th. That put him at 12-under-par when the round was suspended because of darkness. There was a two-hour delay earlier because of storms.

Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson — all former Players Championship winners — were two shots behind.

Garcia suggested that Woods was to blame for his poor shot on the second hole. The crowd cheered when Woods took out a fairway metal to play a risky shot, right as Garcia was hitting his shot.

Ten players didn’t finish the third round and will have to come back in the morning to finish before the final pairings are announced. The final round will begin at normal time.

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