Storm turns Sawgrass into ‘TPC Cupcake’

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Storm turns Sawgrass into ‘TPC Cupcake’

Watney, McDowell share Players’ lead
LYNNE SLADKY/AP
The biggest move all day might have been a pine that toppled by a big gust during the thunderstorms: It split and fell along the 16th fairway after a severe thunderstorm suspended play during the third round of The Players Championship on Saturday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
LYNNE SLADKY/AP
Nick Watney and Graeme McDowell (pictured) were atop the leaderboard after a short day of work Saturday at The Players Championship. The winner of golf’s richest prize will have to work overtime.
DAVID GOLDMAN/AP
After storms delayed the third round by 4½ hours and softened the Sawgrass, Nick Watney got a sneak peek of the lead in the twilight by reaching 11-under par through only five holes when play was suspended by darkness.
The Players Championship

PGA Tour
Saturday at TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Purse: $9.5 million
Yardage: 7,215; Par 72
Partial Third Round
Note: Play was suspended and will be completed Sunday.
Sean O’Hair 71-71-67—209 -7
Peter Hanson 72-72-66—210 -6
Bryce Molder 70-73-67—210 -6
Charlie Wi 70-72-68—210 -6
Robert Allenby 69-74-68—211 -5
Kenny Perry 72-71-68—211 -5
Charley Hoffman 72-71-68—211 -5
Stewart Cink 70-72-69—211 -5
Phil Mickelson 71-71-69—211 -5
Angel Cabrera 70-74-68—212 -4
Matt Jones 72-72-69—213 -3
Garrett Willis 70-74-69—213 -3
Chad Campbell 73-71-69—213 -3
Trevor Immelman 70-73-70—213 -3
Zach Johnson 74-70-70—214 -2
Ben Curtis 71-73-70—214 -2
Chris Couch 71-72-71—214 -2
Charl Schwartzel 72-71-71—214 -2
Retief Goosen 73-69-72—214 -2
Scott Verplank 73-71-71—215 -1
Carl Pettersson 73-71-71—215 -1
Ben Crane 68-76-71—215 -1
Justin Leonard 70-73-72—215 -1
Sergio Garcia 74-68-73—215 -1
Fredrik Jacobson 67-75-73—215 -1
Matteo Manassero 72-70-73—215 -1
Dustin Johnson 72-70-73—215 -1
Jonathan Byrd 71-73-72—216 E
Keegan Bradley 75-69-72—216 E
Jason Bohn 71-73-72—216 E
Jerry Kelly 73-70-73—216 E
Ian Poulter 70-72-74—216 E
Troy Merritt 69-75-73—217 +1
Webb Simpson 70-73-74—217 +1
Hunter Haas 72-71-75—218 +2
Bubba Watson 76-66-76—218 +2
Martin Laird 72-70-76—218 +2
Robert Garrigus 74-69-76—219 +3
Arjun Atwal 73-70-77—220 +4
Kevin Chappell 71-73-80—224 +8
Failed to Finish Round 3
Graeme McDowell 67-69—136
Nick Watney 64-71—135
Steve Stricker 69-67—136
David Toms 66-68—134
K.J. Choi 70-68—138
Lucas Glover 65-71—136
Martin Kaymer 67-72—139
Jason Dufner 69-70—139
Rory Sabbatini 67-71—138
Robert Karlsson 71-67—138
Luke Donald 69-67—136
Alvaro Quiros 67-73—140
Ryan Moore 71-69—140
Jason Day 69-70—139
Greg Chalmers 73-65—138
J.B. Holmes 68-69—137
Davis Love III 68-69—137
Aaron Baddeley 70-67—137
Steve Marino 70-72—142
Paul Goydos 69-70—139
Brian Davis 69-69—138
Chris Stroud 71-67—138
Andres Romero 72-69—141
Spencer Levin 72-69—141
Jeff Overton 69-71—140
Hunter Mahan 70-67—137
Rocco Mediate 72-69—141
Brian Gay 71-69—140
Mark O’Meara 66-74—140
Kevin Streelman 70-69—139
Matt Kuchar 69-72—141
Justin Rose 70-69—139
Corey Pavin 72-69—141
Kris Blanks 69-72—141

Leaderboard
(at time of suspended play)
Score Through
Graeme McDowell -11 5
Nick Watney -11 5
Steve Stricker -10 5
David Toms -10 5
K.J. Choi -9 10
Lucas Glover -9 6
Martin Kaymer -8 12
Jason Dufner -8 12
Rory Sabbatini -8 10
Robert Karlsson -8 9
Luke Donald -8 6

Storm turns Sawgrass into ‘TPC Cupcake’

GLF
LYNNE SLADKY/AP
The biggest move all day might have been a pine that toppled by a big gust during the thunderstorms: It split and fell along the 16th fairway after a severe thunderstorm suspended play during the third round of The Players Championship on Saturday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
GLF
LYNNE SLADKY/AP
Nick Watney and Graeme McDowell (pictured) were atop the leaderboard after a short day of work Saturday at The Players Championship. The winner of golf’s richest prize will have to work overtime.
GLF
DAVID GOLDMAN/AP
After storms delayed the third round by 4½ hours and softened the Sawgrass, Nick Watney got a sneak peek of the lead in the twilight by reaching 11-under par through only five holes when play was suspended by darkness.
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