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Players: Kaymer ties course record on Day 1

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Martin Kaymer stopped thinking, started swinging and played his way into the record book Thursday in the Players Championship.
   And the former PGA champion finished with four straight birdies to become only the fourth player to shoot 9-under 63 on the Stadium Course at the TPC Sawgrass, giving him a two-shot lead over Russell Henley.
   warm weather, hardly any wind and soft greens.
   He had a 29 on the back, the first player in the 32-year history at Sawgrass to break 30 on either nine.
   Kaymer reached No. 1 three years ago, and then sought to change his swing because he could only hit a fade.

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