EDDIE Pepperell produced a stunning final round to finish in a tie for third in the Players' Championship.

The Abingdon golfer carded a six-under-par 66 at Sawgrass for a 14-under-par tournament.

It saw Pepperell as joint leader for a while, but he ultimately had to settle for a share of third behind Rory McIlroy, who finished on 16-under, and Jim Furyk, who was a further shot back.

However, it was still a lucrative event for Pepperell in what is regarded as the fifth major.

His tie for third with Jhonattan Vegas sees the Frilford Heath member pick up $725,000.

The World No 43 made a shaky start with a bogey at the par-five second, and was unable to claw back that shot until the seventh.

Pepperell then picked up another birdie at the ninth before his round really hit top gear on the back nine.

Another birdie at the 11th was followed by four more in fives holes, including a sensational 50-foot putt at the infamous 17th.

A par at the last saw Pepperell complete a stunning round.