Scott's Job: Protect Sizable Lead

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The final twosome Sunday at the British Open, Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell, might not be the pairing most golf fans hoped for. That would have been Scott, with his caddie Steve Williams, and Tiger Woods. But it’s definitely the pairing most likely to produce a winner based on the way Scott and McDowell played Saturday at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

Scott began the third round one shot behind Brandt Snedeker and made only one real mistake all day: a loose wedge into the 13th green, leading to his only bogey. He posted a 2-under-par 68, which brought his total for the tournament to 11-under, good for a four-shot lead over McDowell and Snedeker.

Scott was awesome off the tee. He poked his drive on the 7th hole 345 yards, to the center of the fairway, and another drive on the 11th went 360 yards. He reached both of those par-fives in two and made...

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