Golf: Garcia bounces back after weather delay

Henrik Stenson was clinging to a narrow lead in the weather-hit third round of the Players Championship on Saturday, trying to gain some space over Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods.

Stenson was two-under through eight holes, and one shot in front of Garcia and Woods, when thunderstorms halted play for just under two hours on the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course.

Sweden's Stenson had birdied the fourth and sixth holes to get to 11-under for the tournament, with Woods and Garcia both at 10-under when play was stopped.

Overnight leader Garcia nabbed his first birdie of the day after the break, picking up a stroke at the ninth hole to get back to even par for the day and 11-under for the tournament.

Stenson kept his nose in front however, with a birdie of his own at the ninth.

Woods remained at 10-under through nine holes, with one birdie and one bogey.

US veteran Jeff Maggert was in the clubhouse on nine-under 207 after a six-under 66.