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May 12 2013

6:38 PM

Garcia finds water at 17 ... twice

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Tied with Tiger Woods for the lead at THE PLAYERS Championship, Sergio Garcia saw his chances at a second title disappear when he found the water with his first two swings at the iconic 17th hole.

Garcia had stepped on the tee at 17 tied with Woods at 13 under. But his first tee shot landed in the water. After deciding to play his third shot from the tee, Garcia's shot hit the bank short of the green and bounced back into the water.

Garcia finished with a quadruple-bogey 7 on the hole and dropped to 9 under as he headed toward the 18th hole.

Ironically, Garcia had won the 2008 PLAYERS Championship on the 17th hole in a playoff against Paul Goydos, who found the water.

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