Adam Scott takes record lead into weekend

DOUG FERGUSON
Last updated 11:38 22/03/2014
Adam Scott
Getty Images
ON FIRE: Adam Scott matched the lowest 36-hole score at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to take a record seven-shot lead

Relevant offers

Golf

Steven Alker has solid day at McGladrey Classic PGA president fired for 'lil girl' jibe at Poulter Mixed round for Kiwi Josh Munn in Melbourne Ryan Fox still best Kiwi at Perth International Ian Poulter labelled 'lil girl' by top golf official Golfer sinks longest three-foot putt ever Poor finish hurts Kiwi golfer Danny Lee Daniel Pearce leads Harewood Open Lydia Ko in the hunt at Blue Bay event in China Fox, Long five shots back at Perth International

Adam Scott matched the lowest 36-hole score at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to take a record seven-shot lead into the weekend.

On a tougher and more blustery afternoon at Bay Hill, the Masters champion ran off five birdies in an eight-hole stretch late in the second round Friday.

Even with a three-putt bogey on his last hole, Scott had a 4-under 68.

He was at 14-under 130, tying the 36-hole record at Bay Hill shared by Tom Watson and Andy Bean in 1981.

His seven-shot lead over JB Holmes, Chesson Hadley and Francesco Molinari shattered the mark for the largest lead at this event. Tiger Woods (2002) and Paul Azinger (1988) both led by four shots, and both went on to win.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

If she is able to, when do you expect Lydia Ko to win her first major?

Next year, she's so close

She's still working towards it, within three years

It may be longer than we think, within five years

The expectation might be too much, maybe never

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content