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Star Watch: Adam Scott is crushing Bay Hill, leads by seven

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Adam Scott is vying for his 11th PGA Tour win this weekend at Bay Hill. (USATSI)
Adam Scott is vying for his 11th PGA Tour win this weekend at Bay Hill. (USATSI)

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The rout continues.

But Adam Scott actually left everyone a sliver of hope at the end of the day on Friday by making bogey at the last.

It didn't sully an otherwise terrific round from the poterntially soon-to-be world No. 1 and as a result he's running away with the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Scott followed up his Thursday 62 with a 68 which was tied for the second-best round of the day behind Keegan Bradley's 67. He's now 14 under and seven strokes (seven!) clear of JB Holmes, Chesson Hadley, and Francesco Molinari who are all at 7 under.

Here's a look at Scott's scorecard from Friday:

That would be 13 birdies and two eagles in his first two rounds. Yes, that will certainly get it done.

He's going to cruise to his 11th PGA Tour win if he keeps hitting putts like this:

Scott has been nothing short of magnificent in these first two days. He'll have moments this weekend where he'll have to grind out pars and keep the field at bay and that's where the tournament will be won.

It's the old Tiger (Old Tiger?) formula of going low the first two days and holding everyone off on the weekend?

Can Scott do it?

We have 36 holes to find out.

Other stars

Keegan Bradley (6 under, T6) -- Round of the day from Bradley as he torched the course with a 67 which vaulted him to the top 10. He's one of the few with a shot at Scott on the weekend. He also said his putter made all the difference.

Brandt Snedeker (5 under, T5) -- Great showing so far for Snedeker. He's somebody who needed the confidence boost in the lead-up to Augusta.

Zach Johnson (2 under, T30) -- Second straight 71 from Zach Johnson. That would be great if this was the US Open. Not going to get it done this week.

Patrick Reed (2 under, T30) -- He won't be able to jump back in it but this was a pretty great chip-in on Friday:

Graeme McDowell (1 over, T59) -- McDowell just sneaked inside the cut and he can just let it ride this weekend.

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