The Largest 54-hole Lead in Players History Vanished


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – It took less than an hour for Alex Cejka to squander the largest 54-hole lead in Players history.
Maybe Cejka's bogey at the first and mental lapse at the fourth that led to a double bogey and dropped him to 8 under was expected. What wasn't expected was his co-leader. It wasn't playing partner Tiger Woods who took a piece. It was Ben Crane, playing two groups ahead, who gave Cejka an early game.