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May 14 2011

10:52 PM

Red-hot Kaymer tied for lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – David Toms is still 10 minutes away from teeing off in the third round, and it appears he’ll do so now as the co-leader.

Martin Kaymer has posted his fifth birdie since play resumed following the 4-1/2 hour rain delay and is now 10 under for the tournament to join Toms atop THE PLAYERS leaderboard.

Kaymer had just hit his tee shot on the opening hole when the siren blew to stop play. Once he returned, he and the other players in the field faced soft greens, allowing them to aim directly at pins. As a result, a slew of birdies followed, with Kaymer leading the way.

Kaymer birdied his first four holes, with three of his approach shots landed inside four feet. He then rolled in a birdie putt just inside 10 feet at the par-4 seventh to move to 10 under.

Other players who took advantage of the generous scoring conditions:

Charlie Wi, who birdied four straight holes and was at one point just two shots off the pace.

K.J. Choi, who birdied his first three holes.

Robert Allenby, who birdied the last four holes to finish with a third-round 68.

Ryan Moore, who holed out from 126 yards from the fairway for eagle at the par-4 fourth

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