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November 30, 2013 | By David Wharton
Adam Scott is perched on the edge of history. But Rory McIlroy could play the spoiler. Taking a four-stroke lead into Sunday's final round at the Australian Open, Scott can become only the second golfer to win his country's triple crown of major tournaments. "It's an exciting position to be in," he told reporters. "Obviously a great chance to win my national championship tomorrow and then also win the three events down here which is an unbelievable spot to be in. " McIlroy stands four strokes behind in second.
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April 10, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - By the time Bubba Watson tapped in for a textbook par on the final hole of his opening round at the Masters, he had that familiar feeling. Watson felt both a surge of energy and a sense of ease at Augusta National, a satisfaction in the patience and precision that paved his way to a three-under-par 69 Thursday. A solid day's work. Three-way tie for second place. One shot off the lead set by Bill Haas. Two years ago, Watson left these grounds with a green jacket, triumphing in a playoff over Louis Oosthuizen with a swashbuckling, crowd-pleasing approach.
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November 28, 2013 | By David Wharton
Australians celebrate their version of Thanksgiving in May, but Adam Scott took a moment on Thursday to be thankful for birdies. Playing in the Australian Open, Scott parlayed a fast start into a course record 10-under 62, taking an opening-round lead at Royal Sydney. "It was a beautiful morning, that's for sure," he said. "I came out hitting great shots and didn't have much work to clean them up. " Birdies on the first six holes started him in the right direction. After his game started to cool, Scott responded with four more birdies down the home stretch.
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April 10, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein and Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Bill Haas is playing his fifth Masters, but he knows Augusta National almost as well as most members. Great-uncle Bob Goalby won the 1968 Masters and often tells Bill: “You're a better player than the scores you shoot.” Bill first played the course in high school. And he often accompanied his father, Jay Haas, who played in 22 Masters. “I wasn't interested in the Masters,” Bill said. “I was interested in my dad's score at the Masters, if that makes sense.” Bill's first-round score garnered plenty of interest, given that he was the clubhouse leader after firing a 4-under 68. Defending champion Adam Scott was one back, as were Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson, and several players were at 2-under.
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August 6, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Back in fall 2003, the producers of the NBC remake of the British hit "The Office" were looking for comic actors to work at their fictional paper company. Eventually, the top roles went to relative unknowns Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski and Steve Carell in the star-making role of Michael Scott. But those actors didn't just waltz into the roles. They auditioned and competed against a large number of other, equally talented performers for the roles. And in the 10 years since those auditions, many of those actors and actresses have gone on to establish successful careers outside of the friendly confines of the Dunder-Mifflin office in Scranton, Pa. Which is probably why the producers of the recently ended hit felt comfortable releasing their original audition tapes.
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April 14, 2013 | By Brian Hamilton
AUGUSTA, Ga. - In one moment, Adam Scott's fists clenched and his neck tendons went taut and out came forever's worth of frustrations. One ball rolled a long way into a cup across a soggy patch of grass, and he shouted down Australia's enduring failures at the Masters: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, joy, joy, joy. Through the downpour, Scott carried his country's flag into the scoring area to sign off on it all. But down the fairway lurked an Argentine who...
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July 23, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Adam Scott was on the verge of winning his first major championship. He had a four-stroke lead going into Sunday's final round of the British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes and held that same advantage after a birdie on the 14th hole. It was the last time he was under par for the rest of the day -- he never even made par on those last four holes. Instead, the Australian put together a stunning string of bogeys that gave Ernie Els the victory and left Scott's major championship drought intact.
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March 8, 2012 | Wire reports
In fierce and relentless wind on the TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Fla., Adam Scott kept the ball in play and then hung on for dear life for a six-under-par 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Jason Dufner in the Cadillac Championship. "When you're in the fairway on a day like today, you get a chance to hit it somewhere near the hole, give yourself an opportunity," Scott said. "If you're in the rough, it's very hard to even just hit the green, let alone give yourself a chance.
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August 26, 2013 | By David Wharton
  Adam Scott may have found a new strategy for winning golf tournaments, while Tiger Woods might not be playing any golf at all as the FedEx Cup playoffs advance to the second round at the Deutsche Bank Championship this week. Scott came from well back to capture the Barclays on Sunday, teeing off more than an hour ahead of the top groups. That gave him the chance to shoot a comparatively stress-free round of 66. Then, he sat around the clubhouse watching the leaders crumble at crunch time, leaving him as the last man standing.
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November 29, 2013 | By David Wharton
Rory McIlroy continues to show flickers of life at the end of a disappointing season. The golfer from Northern Ireland shot a 7-under 65 during the second round of the Australian Open on Friday, pulling into second place behind hometown favorite Adam Scott. McIlroy has been hoping to grab his first victory of the year either at Royal Sydney or at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge in Thousand Oaks next week. "As 7-unders go, I think it was a pretty comfortable one," he said of his eight-birdie day. "I don't think I did anything really spectacular out there.
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April 5, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein
You know the sound a golf gallery makes when a five-foot birdie putt lips out? Ohhhhhhhhh. That's the groan that also accompanied the news that a rehabbing Tiger Woods would miss the Masters for the first time since 1994. That year, Jose Maria Olazabal triumphed on a 6,925-yard course, and Woods was voted "most likely to succeed" by classmates at Western High in Anaheim. Without Woods, there's no "Will he pass Jack Nicklaus" talk. There's less buzz. Fewer casual fans will tune in. CBS' Jim Nantz, during an appearance on "The Dan Patrick Show," called Woods' absence "the story that dwarfs all others.
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March 23, 2014 | By Brian Schmitz
ORLANDO, Fla. - Matt Every's comeback was now as complete as Adam Scott's collapse. Winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday after being down as many as nine shots to Scott during the tournament was only part of his rally. Every had been down even further than that: The PGA Tour took away his playing privileges and, effectively, his livelihood with a 2010 suspension. No wonder he at last dropped his stoic shield and choked back tears. Every lightly pounded his fist on a table at his news conference, shaking his head, finally a tour winner.
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March 22, 2014 | By Brian Schmitz
ORLANDO, Fla.  - The third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational revealed there were actually other golfers in the field not named Adam Scott. Meet Chesson Hadley. Say hello to Jason Kokrak. Here's Matt Every, everybody. Ciao, Francesco Molinari of Italy. You remember Keegan Bradley, don't you? The tournament certainly took a different turn, although Scott had warned to hold off on his coronation. Upon seizing a seven-shot lead after the second round at Bay Hill, Scott said, rather prophetically, that his cushion "was not enough.
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March 21, 2014 | By Brian Schmitz
ORLANDO, Fla. - On a day when news broke that Tiger Woods was diagnosed with a bulging disk, Adam Scott was diagnosed with a bulging lead. Scott will be under observation for the next two days as he tries to carry the Arnold Palmer Invitational on his back with the ease of a world-class weightlifter. The Aussie leads the tournament by seven shots and is 14 under at the midway point, following up his course-record-tying 62 with a solid 68 on Friday at Bay Hill. Scott set more tournament records, besting the previous largest lead here after 36 holes: Paul Azinger (1988)
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March 20, 2014 | By Brian Schmitz
ORLANDO, Fla. - Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson weren't on the grounds, and then Bubba Watson exited in mid-sneeze with allergies. Short eight Masters green jackets and losing substantial star power by the hole, the Arnold Palmer Invitational needed a break. Adam Scott provided it Thursday with a resounding round of 62 to tie a course record, although the lowest score in 30 years at Bay Hill was in jeopardy of never happening, either. In keeping with the tournament theme, a sickly Scott also considered pulling out just before the event, not that he'd miss it all that much.
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February 14, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The Northern Trust Open is a home game for Jason Gore. He lives in Valencia, so he commutes to the tournament. However, he said he wasn't sure what he would do this weekend, even joking about finding a dorm room at Pepperdine to avoid the dreaded "Jamzilla" on the San Diego Freeway. The freeway was so clogged Wednesday - days before the freeway closure - that Gore followed a suggestion to keep going east on Sunset Boulevard, then take the 101 to the 170 to the 5. Safe to say he'll never try that route again, because it turned a 32-mile drive home into a two-hour, 45-minute slog.
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January 25, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
One nice thing about the contemporary world of comedy is its abundance of small gifts. You can thank the Internet for this; it may have destroyed bookstores and record stores and much else I hold/held dear, but it created the video version of the occasional, even random comic essay (what S.J. Perelman, borrowing from the French, called his feuilletons , "little leaves"). Television, sometimes distinct from the Web, but sometimes in concert with it, has picked up on some of these rhythms; but in the new media egg-basket, and in the minds of your children, America, it is all pretty much the same thing anyway.
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May 16, 2010 | Wire reports
Adam Scott made the Texas Open his first PGA Tour victory in two years, shooting a combined 11-under 133 in a 36-hole finale Sunday to edge Fredrik Jacobson by a stroke. The 2008 Byron Nelson Classic winner, Scott overcame two early bogeys with an eagle on the par-four 17th in his third-round 66, then built his lead with six birdies en route to a closing 67 on the new Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio. Scott finished at 14-under 274 for his seventh tour victory. Scott rallied from four strokes back — and bogeys on two of his first three holes — before settling down in the long final day. More than three inches of rain had washed out Friday's round, setting up Sunday's 36-hole marathon.
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January 25, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
One nice thing about the contemporary world of comedy is its abundance of small gifts. You can thank the Internet for this; it may have destroyed bookstores and record stores and much else I hold/held dear, but it created the video version of the occasional, even random comic essay (what S.J. Perelman, borrowing from the French, called his feuilletons , "little leaves"). Television, sometimes distinct from the Web, but sometimes in concert with it, has picked up on some of these rhythms; but in the new media egg-basket, and in the minds of your children, America, it is all pretty much the same thing anyway.
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November 30, 2013 | By David Wharton
Adam Scott is perched on the edge of history. But Rory McIlroy could play the spoiler. Taking a four-stroke lead into Sunday's final round at the Australian Open, Scott can become only the second golfer to win his country's triple crown of major tournaments. "It's an exciting position to be in," he told reporters. "Obviously a great chance to win my national championship tomorrow and then also win the three events down here which is an unbelievable spot to be in. " McIlroy stands four strokes behind in second.
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