Sergio makes a splash, but can't hold that Tiger
Garcia, the 2008 champion, compounded his miserable finish by finding water on the 18th to sign off with a double-bogey and plunge well down the leaderboard.
That set up a four-way tie with Garcia, Lingmerth and Maggert for the lead at 12-under.
After Woods parred the par-three 17th, Garcia took a bold line at the pin but splashed well short into the water.
Lingmerth, who had missed his last five cuts prior to Sawgrass, was back in the hunt with a birdie at the par-five 16th after nearly holing out a bunker shot.
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