Jeff Maggert lit up TPC Sawgrass for a 6-under-par 31-35=66 in the third round of THE PLAYERS, posting the lead in the clubhouse at 9-under 207.
Maggert kicked off his day with a short birdie on the par-5 second, then holed a seven-yard chip for a second birdie on the par-3 third. After a pair of pars, he heated up to birdie four of the next five holes, beginning with the par-4 sixth. His final birdie of the day fell from 7'2" on the par-5 16th before giving his lone stroke back at the difficult par-4 18th. Fred Funk was 48 years old when he won the 2005 PLAYERS and holds the record as the oldest winner. Should Maggert raise the crystal Sunday evening four his fourth PGA TOUR victory, he would set a new bar at 49.