10 May 2009

Cejka holds five-stroke lead after third round at Sawgrass

12:18 pm on 10 May 2009

The German golfer Alex Cejka has opened up a five-stroke lead after the third round of the mega-rich Players Championship in Florida.

Cejka, ranked 267th in the world, coped with demanding conditions to card a respectable even-par 72 at Sawgrass including a rare birdie at the final hole.

He's 11-under 205 with one round left, while Tiger Woods has moved up 20 places to be tied for second on six-under.

Woods' fellow Americans Jonathan Byrd and Ben Crane join him in second along with the Englishman Ian Poulter, the South African Retief Goosen and the Swede Henrik Stenson.