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Better with age? Westwood takes lead at Players Championship

Photo: Soheb Zaidi
Photo: Soheb Zaidi

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lee Westwood turns 48 next month and is playing some of his best golf.

He had all the shots Friday at The Players Championship and played bogey-free for a 66. That gave him a one-shot lead over Matt Fitzpatrick going into the weekend on the treacherous Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

Sergio Garcia atoned for a half-dozen missed putts from inside 8 feet with his third eagle of the week and a closing bogey. He shot 72 and was two back.

Bryson DeChambeau beat Westwood last week at Bay Hill. The U.S. Open champ was only three shots behind.

Danielle Prieur is WMFE's education reporter.