PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – 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 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.