Orlando, Fla. • Adam Scott keeps putting his name in the Bay Hill record book, each round moving him closer to another handshake with The King.
One day after Scott opened with a record-tying 62 in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, he hit his stride around the turn Friday with five birdies in an eight-hole stretch to leave everyone else far behind. Even with a three-putt bogey on his final hole, Scott still had a 4-under 68 for a seven-shot lead.
Saucier, Miss. • Fred Couples shot a 6-under 66 to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak on Friday.
The 54-year-old Couples won the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif., last weekend.
Phoenix • Mirim Lee remained atop the JTBC Founders Cup leaderboard in her third LPGA Tour start.
The 23-year-old South Korean shot a 5-under 67 to take a two-stroke advantage over 16-year-old Lydia Ko into the weekend at Desert Ridge’s Wildfire Golf Club.
Arnold Palmer Invitational
Adam Scott -14
J.B. Holmes -7
Chesson Hadley -7
Francesco Molinari -7
Also (failed to qualify)
Daniel Summerhays +7