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Tiger Woods captures Players Championship

Sergio Garcia’s bid sinks at 17

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Twelve-hour workdays don’t come often on the PGA Tour, but Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, David Lingmerth, and a few others were forced to put in extra time to decide the Players Championship on Sunday.

That unlikely threesome, which began the day as the featured centerpiece not long after dawn — for reasons marvelous and scandalous — would hold the tournament’s fate entirely in their hands as the sun began to set. With one of golf’s most prestigious victories at stake, not to mention $1.71 million, all that was left was to find out whose hands would remain calm, and whose would uncontrollably shake.

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