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Sergio Garcia gets on a roll and finishes a stroke ahead of Tiger Woods at Sawgrass

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    Tiger Woods raises his club after making an eagle putt on the second hole during the second round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Friday, May 10, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (The Associated Press)

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    Tiger Woods hits on the 18th fairway during the second round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Friday, May 10, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

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    Tiger Woods hits from the sixth tee during the second round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Friday, May 10, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

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    Sergio Garcia of Spain hits from the first fairway during the second round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Friday, May 10, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

Sergio Garcia must have been inspired once he saw Tiger Woods in the lead at The Players Championship.

Garcia ran off five straight birdies Friday, then added a 40-foot birdie putt on the par-3 eighth hole for a 7-under 65. That gave him a one-shot lead over Woods among the early starters at TPC Sawgrass. He was at 11-under 133.

Woods played right behind Garcia. He tied for the lead with a 20-foot eagle putt at No. 2, and took the outright lead — just briefly — with a short birdie on the fourth hole. Woods made a birdie on his final hole for a second straight 67. That's six shots better than his previous best start at Sawgrass.

Roberto Castro, who opened with a 63, played in the afternoon.