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David Lingmerth nearly pulled it off

He didn't win in his Players debut, but the 25-year-old had quite a week

Updated: May 12, 2013, 11:44 PM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Besides Tiger Woods winning his second Players Championship on Sunday, his fourth victory of the year, the biggest story on the golf course this week was the performance of the 25-year-old Swedish rookie, David Lingmerth, who finished in a tie for second with a final-round even-par 72.

The former Arkansas Razorback had a chance to tie Tiger Woods at 13-under with a birdie at the 18th hole, but he would make a bogey.

Still, it was the best performance ever ...

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