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2012 Players Championship Leaderboard Update: Ian Poulter Takes Lead At Sawgrass; Martin Laird Begins

The full field at the Players Championship 2012 will have hit the course by 12:30 p.m. MT, but Colorado State alum Martin Laird has already teed off to begin Round 1 on Thursday. Through three holes, Martin sits at 2-under following birdies on Holes No. 11 and 12. He, Stewart Cink and Charles Howell III began the day on Hole No. 19. Cink is at even-par while Howell III is 1-over after the first three holes.

Ian Poulter is the overall leader at 7-under. Five of his eight birdies came On Holes 10-18, including three straight to begin that portion of the round. He overtook Blake Adams, the leader for most of his time on the course, who is sitting in second place at 6-under.

Tiger Woods has finished his round and is at 2-over for the day.

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