Adam Scott hits from the sand on the seventh hole in round three at TPC Sawgrass.
Adam Scott hits from the sand on the seventh hole in round three at TPC Sawgrass. Chris O'Meara

Scott relaxed ahead of Players' final round

GOLF: Adam Scott said he was happy to be flying under the radar ahead of the final round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass ovenight.

Scott the 2004 winner, was chasing the equal-largest come-from-behind victory in 36 years (set by Raymond Floyd in 1981) but said he was under no pressure.

"I'm pretty relaxed; I'm not trying to win for the first time and it's hard to close out here,” Scott said.

"I'm way back. I don't have that last-group pressure.”

Scott, who ranks in the top-15 in the field this week for strokes gained in putting, said his solid form on the greens had him ready for a final-round charge.

"I putted really well again today. I've been putting well all week. I'm going to need one of those great rounds,” he said.

Scott carded a one-under-par 71 to move to three under.

He is six shots back of American co-leaders J.B. Holmes (70) and Kyle Stanley (72) at nine under, with former British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen a stroke behind in third.

Jason Day is next best of the Australians tied for 20th at one under with world No.2 Rory McIlroy.

Next best of the Australians was Aaron Baddeley, who carded a 76 to fall to three over.


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