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Stricker shoots a 73 in round three of Players Championship

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -

Webb Simpson didn't back off Saturday at The Players Championship with a 4-under 68 that stretched his lead to seven shots.
   He started out with an 8-foot birdie putt on the opening hole. His shot from the back bunker on the par-5 11th raced across the green and into the hole for an eagle. And that island green on the 17th was no problem. He tapped in for birdie.
   Simpson's seven-shot lead set a record at The Players, and he has plenty of history on his side. No one has ever lost a seven-shot lead in the final round on the PGA Tour.
   He was at 19-under 197.
   Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth each had their best round at the TPC Sawgrass with 65s. They still were 11 shots behind.

Edgerton's Steve Stricker shot a 73, and is (-7) overall tied for 16th heading into the final round on Sunday.
 

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