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May 8, 2010 9:43 PM

Westwood takes 1-shot lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Lee Westwood wound up where he started in The Players Championship - with the lead.

Only now he has a lot more company.

Westwood avoided mistakes on the back nine for a 2-under 70 that gave him a one-shot lead over Robert Allenby going into the final round on the always unpredictable TPC Sawgrass.

Phil Mickelson, nine shots behind at the start of the day, shot a 66 to renew hopes of winning and becoming No. 1 in the world for the first time. He was five shots behind.

Mickelson would have to win and have Tiger Woods finish out of the top five, and Woods did his part. His bogey-bogey finish gave him a 71 and left him 10 shots behind in a tie for 45th.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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