PGA Tour: Adam Scott takes three-stroke lead into final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational


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Adam Scott shot a one-under 71 to take a three-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.  Keegan Bradley fired a 66 to jump into second place at 12-under total.

Scott is on a mission to claim the number one ranking in the world, and after 36-holes, he nearly guaranteed himself the title with a seven-stroke lead.  However, a rocky third round, which included five birdies and four bogies, allowed the field back into the tournament.  Scott is at 15-under total.

Bradley’s third round 66 was tied for the best round of the day.  Matt Every also fired a 66 to tie Jason Kokrak for third place at 11-under.  Kokrak shot a five-under 67.

Francesco Molinari and Chesson Hadley both shot three-under 69s to tie for fifth place at 10-under.  Ian Poulter is in seventh place at eight-under after a 69 as well.

Ryo Ishikawa, Morgan Hoffman, Freddie Jacobson, and J.B. Holmes are tied for eighth place at seven-under.

Adam Scott is in the driver’s seat, but the five players within five-strokes of the lead have a realistic chance of tracking him down.

If Scott shoots a stellar round, he will put the tournament out of reach.  If he fires another mediocre 71, then Bradley, Every, Kokrak, Molinari, and Hadley will have an opportunity to win with a round in the mid-60s.

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