May 12, 2013
Unheralded Swede outdoes Woods and Garcia
By IAN HUTCHINSON, For QMI Agency

Sweden's David Lingmerth speaks to the media after play was suspended during the third round of The Players Championship on Saturday. Lingmerth held a two stroke lead after finishing the 17th hole before play was suspended. (Reuters)

Before thunderstorms began dousing TPC Sawgrass just after 4 p.m. local time, forcing a nearly two-hour weather delay, players from outside the marquee pairing were already dousing any notion that the third round would simply be match play between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods.

About the only fireworks produced by the premier pairing came on the second hole when Woods pulled a fairway wood from his bag and the crowd reacted to his aggressiveness during Garcia’s shot.

Garcia reacted with a stink-eye in that direction and wound up with a bogey on that hole.

Garcia was one over through 14 and Woods was even par when the horn blew to end the day’s play, so it wasn’t brutal for either. As Woods said afterwards, patience is a virtue, but they’re looking up at a PGA Tour rookie who is two shots ahead at 12 under.



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