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Darkness suspends PLAYERS; 7 a.m. ET restart 05-11-2013
Lee Westwood
The horn sounded for the second time during the third round of THE PLAYERS at 7:48 p.m. ET, this time due to darkness. Among those stranded on the course is Lee Westwood. He went through the first 36 holes without a blemish, but made a double-bogey six on the opening hole after swinging and missing on his second shot from a native area. On the miss, he appeared to hurt his hand and confirmed to NBC on-course reporters that he was in some pain. Perhaps the break in the action to rest his hand is what he needs, as he is 3-over-par through 15 holes in his round. Everyone is chasing David Lingmerth. The rookie is 12-under through 17 holes and two clear of Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson. It was announced at the end of the live NBC telecast that the third round will resume at 7 a.m.
Leishman positioned for another top 10 @ TPC 05-11-2013
Marc Leishman
Marc Leishman turned in a 1-under-par 33-38=71 in the third round of THE PLAYERS and is positioned for his third top 10 in his last three starts of the season. The Aussie was paired with Adam Scott in the final round of the Masters, tying for fourth. Leishman then tied for ninth the next week at the RBC Heritage. He started his third round at TPC Sawgrass on fire, finding birdies on three of his first four holes. It was all pars from then until he added his fourth, and final, birdie at the par-5 11th. He immediately dropped shots with bogeys on 12 and 13, before adding a third bogey at the 18th. He enters the finale at 7-under 209.
Lynn contending at PLAYERS following playoff. 05-11-2013
David Lynn
David Lynn fired a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in the third round of THE PLAYERS, improving to 8-under 208 for the tournament. A week after his playoff loss to Derek Ernst at the Wells Fargo Championship, Lynn find himself in the hunt once again. He circled seven birdies to just three bogeys on his third lap around TPC Sawgrass, gaining over three strokes on the field with the flat stick for the round. Highlighting his round was a birdie from 46'9" on the par-4 sixth followed by a 24'3" birdie conversion on the very next hole. As we documented earlier this week, this will be his last U.S. tournament until the PGA Championship, so expect him to leave nothing in the bag in tomorrow's finale.
Chalmers fires a 68 in PLAYERS third round 05-11-2013
Greg Chalmers
Greg Chalmers circled five birdies to just one bogey in his third round of THE PLAYERS for a 4-under-par 32-36=68. Chalmers split nine (of 14) fairways and landed 14 GIR in his lap around TPC Sawgrass. He was blemish-free for his first 14 holes, surrendering his only bogey of the day after a poor chip on the par-4 15th. He would pull the eraser out on his next hole and sink an 8'6" birdie, then find pars on 17 and 18. His previous best finish in this event was a tie for ninth in his first trip way back in 2000.
Play suspended at TPC Sawgrass due to weather 05-11-2013
Jeff Overton
Play has been suspended due to inclement weather at THE PLAYERS at 4:09 p.m. ET. The horn blew just minutes after Jeff Overton signed for a 3-under-par 35-34=69, improving to 6-under 210. It was known at the beginning of the day that the threat of thunderstorms existed in and around the Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida area. It is unknown at this time how quickly play will resume, but when it does Henrik Stenson will try and increase his one-stroke advantage over Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia.
Late birdies give O'Hair boost at THE PLAYERS 05-11-2013
Sean O'Hair
Sean O'Hair birdied three of his final four holes in the third round of THE PLAYERS in recording a 3-under-par 34-35=69. O'Hair was blemish-free with two birdies on his opening nine before stumbling early on the back nine at TPC Sawgrass. He hit his drive on 10 into a fairway bunker, eventually settling for a double-bogey six. Though he bounced back with a birdie on the par-5 11th, he gave it right back on the par-3 13th. He saved his round with birdies inside six feet on the 15th, 17th and 18th holes, ironically finding his only par of the stretch at the par-5 16th. He enters the final round a 6-under 210.
Maggert bids to become oldest PLAYERS winner 05-11-2013
Jeff Maggert
Jeff Maggert lit up TPC Sawgrass for a 6-under-par 31-35=66 in the third round of THE PLAYERS, posting the lead in the clubhouse at 9-under 207. Maggert kicked off his day with a short birdie on the par-5 second, then holed a seven-yard chip for a second birdie on the par-3 third. After a pair of pars, he heated up to birdie four of the next five holes, beginning with the par-4 sixth. His final birdie of the day fell from 7'2" on the par-5 16th before giving his lone stroke back at the difficult par-4 18th. Fred Funk was 48 years old when he won the 2005 PLAYERS and holds the record as the oldest winner. Should Maggert raise the crystal Sunday evening four his fourth PGA TOUR victory, he would set a new bar at 49.
Ace highlights Stroud's third-round 69 at TPC 05-11-2013
Chris Stroud
Chris Stroud spun a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in the third round of THE PLAYERS, reaching the 54-hole mark at 5-under 211.
It was a pretty calm day for Stroud until he reached the 13th hole. With just two birdies and one bogey on the card, he stood on the tee at the par-3 13th with a 6-iron in hand and 186 yards separating him from the hole. He landed his approach short and right of the pin, then his ball caught a slope and rolled perfectly into the center of the cup. It was the second hole-in-one of the week, joining Michael Thompson's ace at the par-3 eighth in the opening round.
Stanley continues on upward trend at PLAYERS 05-11-2013
Kyle Stanley
Kyle Stanley turned in a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of THE PLAYERS, improving to 5-under 211 for the tournament. Two weeks ago, Stanley scored his first top 10 since his 2012 win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and followed it up with another at Quail Hollow last week. While he'll likely enter the final round several strokes outside the top 10 at TPC Sawgrass, it's clear that the form that had golf fans drooling in early 2012 is back. He circled five birdies to just one bogey during today's round. His highlight was a bounce-back birdie at the par-4 15th, when he stuck his approach to 1'10" and converted. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that he wasn't able to draw blood on any of the par 5s.
Fast start jumps Grace up PLAYERS leaderboard 05-11-2013
Branden Grace
Branden Grace circled birdies on six of his first 11 holes in the third round of THE PLAYERS en route to a 5-under-par 31-36=67. Grace opened with birdies on each of his first three holes, then took it deeper with birdies on seven, nine and 11. His only dropped shot was on the par-3 13th, resulting from an approach that flew the green and failing to save par. His best chance to get that shot back came at the short, but watery, par-5 16th. When he missed the fairway off the tee, he lost the opportunity to go for the green in two and settled for par. He heads to the final round at 5-under 211.
Oosthuizen spins a 67; career low at PLAYERS 05-11-2013
Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen fired a 5-under-par 36-31=67 in the third round of THE PLAYERS, besting his lowest round at TPC Sawgrass by two strokes. The South African was in the midst of an unspectacular round when he stepped on the ninth tee 1-over for his round. He then rattled off a six-birdie run, with the first five falling from inside seven feet before he snaked in a 55'7" bomb on the par-4 14th. It would be all pars from there. This is the first time in three attempts he's made the cut here, and heads to the final round at 5-under 211.