Friday, August 22, 2014
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Kaymer takes 1-shot lead over Spieth at the Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Martin Kaymer and Jordan Spieth are having a blast at The Players Championship - one because he's playing good golf again, the other because that's all he's been doing.

Kaymer followed his record-tying 63 on the Stadium Course on the TPC Sawgrass with a 3-under 69 Friday, capping off his round by hitting a pitching wedge to 3 feet on an island green with a back pin on the 17th hole.

He had a 1-shot lead going into the weekend as he tries to end more than two years without a victory.

Spieth, in his first big tournament since his runner-up finish at the Masters, hasn't shown any signs of a letdown. He pieced together another bogey-free round and converted pure swings into tap-in birdies on consecutive holes on the back nine that carried him to a 6-under 66.

Associated Press
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