Scott eyes maiden title, Woods not out of sight yet
Britain's Graeme McDowell, the 2010 U.S. Open champion, carded a 67 to share second place with overnight leader Brandt Snedeker (73) on 203. Former world number one Tiger Woods (70) was in fourth position on 204, one ahead of triple major winner Ernie Els and Zach Johnson, the 2007 U.S.
Scott started with six straight pars before birdies at the seventh and eighth holes pushed him to 11 under for the tournament. He became the first player to reach 12 under with another birdie on the par-5 11th, before a poor wedge shot at the 12th led to his first bogey of the round.
Still, Scott was in control after starting the day one stroke behind Snedeker, who went through the first two rounds without making any bogeys. That all changed on the far end of the course, where the quick-playing American had four bogeys in rapid-fire succession over a five-hole span.
Woods was intent on closing the gap on the leaders to give himself a fighting chance on Sunday.
He got off to a miserable start by missing makeable par putts at the first and third, but a monster putt at the sixth and further birdies at the seventh and ninth saw him reach the turn in 33 level with
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