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Golf: Cink’s birdies give him PODS lead

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PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Stewart Cink's fortunes turned quickly in wind that never went away Saturday, running off three straight birdies for a 2-under 68 in the PODS Championship that likely puts him in the final group for the third time this year.

Even better, Tiger Woods has the week off.

Cink went from a four-shot deficit to a two-shot lead in a span of five holes, and despite 30-mph wind and temperatures that plunged into the 50s, he didn't make a bogey until his final hole in near darkness when he came up short of the 18th green.

Even so, he was at 5-under 208 and was two shots clear of former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, who also had a 69.

TOSHIBA CLASSIC: At Newport Beach, Calif., two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer moved into position for his second Champions Tour victory, shooting his second straight 6-under 65 to take a three-stroke lead in the Toshiba Classic.

MALAYSIAN OPEN: At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, defending champion Peter Hedblom shot a bogey-fr