British Open 2012: Adam Scott Grabs Lead, Tiger Woods Lurks

Adam Scott moved to the front, taking a five-stroke lead over Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker. Tiger Woods, meanwhile, is alone in fourth after shooting even par. Previously: Friday's recap

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Tiger Woods Swears During British Open, May Face Fine

Tiger Woods' use of a bad word during last week's British Open may take a small bite out of his hefty wallet. Big frickin' deal, suggests the CEO of the R&A.

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Els British Open win adds to belly putter debate

Ernie Els is still not the most proficient putter on the PGA Tour -- but the belly putter has put him back in the game and helped him win the Claret Jug on Sunday at the 2012 British Open.

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Tiger Woods, Adam Scott And The Storylines That Won't Die

Adam Scott has a large lead at the British Open, but it ain't over yet. So what happens Sunday? Hopefully some drama as the third major winds down.

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British Open 2012: Tiger Woods Shoots 70, Alone In Fourth

On what turned out to be a rather disappointing day during his third round of the 2012 British Open, Tiger Woods managed an even-par round of 70 to stay at 6-under for the tournament and alone in fourth place.

Woods' round started off on a shaky note, recording bogies on his first and third holes of the day to quickly fall to 4-under on the leaderboard. After making a huge putt for birdie on his sixth hole, Tiger battled back with birdies on No. 7 and No. 9 to go out in 33 and very much in contention for the title. Tiger's struggles continued on the back nine at Royal Lytham, however, once again shooting 1-over par to fall back to even on the day.

Woods continues to play safely on most of the holes, sticking to a gameplan he established prior to the tournament. While he has managed to hit 88 percent of his fairways, Woods will need to play more aggressively Sunday if he hopes to win major number 15.

Update: Tiger Woods nearly entered the final round in a tie for third place but slipped to fourth when Brandt Snedeker birdied on No. 18, which moved him into a tie for second place. Snedeker began Sunday in the lead but fell back after notching six bogies in a 10-hole span.

For a complete live leaderboard, visit Golf.com.

For more on the tournament, stick with our 2012 British Open StoryStream. For more from around the world of golf, head over to SB Nation's golf hub page.

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British Open 2012: Graeme McDowell Finishes At 7-Under, In Second Place

While most of the day's attention has been on Adam Scott and Tiger Woods, former major winner Graeme McDowell has slipped into second place on the leaderboard after firing a third-round 67 at the 2012 British Open.

McDowell, who seems to always play well at the majors and was in the final pairing of the US Open last month, likely finds himself in the final group of this major as well for Sunday. His round of 67 included five birdies to go along with two bogies on the day to reach 7-under par for the tournament. McDowell has also been rather accurate throughout the week, hitting 68 percent of the greens and 74 percent of fairways in his first three rounds.

Adam Scott is currently alone in first place at 11-under par while Tiger Woods has stumbled to 6-under par, which is good for third place to this point.

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2012 British Open Leaderboard: Adam Scott Takes 4-Shot Lead, Tiger Woods Moves Into 2nd Place

The final pairing has made the turn during their third round at Royal Lytham on Saturday, and there's been a dramatic shake-up. Brandt Snedeker played the first 40 holes this week without making a bogey, but his third round went off the tracks a bit as he went out in 37 in his first nine holes. Snedeker carded three bogeys in a four-hole stretch. It was slightly mitigated by a birdie at the par-5 7th, but his playing partner, Adam Scott, had already made his move.

The Aussie lit up Lytham on Thursday with a 64 to take the first round lead, and he's now making a bid to head into Sunday with a multi-shot cushion. Scott had a steady front nine, going out with a bogey-free 32. At 11-under, he now has a four-shot lead over Snedeker and Tiger Woods. A Sunday final pairing of Woods and Scott (and his caddie Steve Williams) would certainly generate plenty of storylines for the British press.

Woods rebounded from his hiccup at the start of his round to drain three birdies before making the turn. A birdie at the par-3 9th pushed him to 7-under and a tie for second with Snedeker coming back to the field. There's only one par-5 and fewer birdie opportunities on the inward nine, but Woods is definitely in position heading into the final 27 holes of The Open Championship.

For a complete live leaderboard, visit Golf.com.

For more on the tournament, stick with our 2012 British Open StoryStream. For more from around the world of golf, head over to SB Nation's golf hub page.

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British Open 2012: Tiger Struggling Early In Third Round

Things have started to go downhill for Tiger Woods during his third round at the 2012 British Open. Starting the day in third position (6-under par) and four shots behind leader Brandt Snedeker, Woods started his round with a bogey on the par-3 opening hole.

After a par on No. 2, Tiger then bogied his third hole of the day to fall to 4-under for the tournament and 2-over on his round . TV analyst Curtis Strange commented that he believes Tiger is "swinging harder today," which might account for a few wayward shots early. Woods is currently playing his fifth hole of the day and hopes to right this ship before he falls too far behind Snedeker.

Meanwhile, Snedeker continues his solid play and has made nothing but pars early in his round. Playing with Adam Scott, Snedeker has not made a bogey as of yet at Royal Lytham.

For a complete live leaderboard, visit Golf.com.

For more on the tournament, stick with our 2012 British Open StoryStream. For more from around the world of golf, head over to SB Nation's golf hub page.

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British Open Leaderboard: Bubba Watson Trying To Make A Move

The weather at Royal Lytham & St. Annes was expected to be a huge factor this week at the British Open, but the conditions are once again benign so far during Saturday's third round.

The scoring, however, is pretty steady, with few golfers in the morning wave posting low numbers to make a charge on moving day. It will be extremely difficult to duplicate a score like the 64 we saw from Brandt Snedeker on Saturday, and that's likely what it will take to move into contention with he and Adam Scott several shots clear of the field.

Bubba Watson is one person hoping to make a move and give himself a chance on Sunday. The 2012 Masters Champion is 3-under through his first ten holes, the lowest red number on the course today. Watson has carded four birdies and is one of only 17 players under par today. He will have to and try pick up a few more on the more difficult inward nine and hope that the leaders come back to the field this afternoon.

For a complete live leaderboard, visit Golf.com.

For more on the tournament, stick with our 2012 British Open StoryStream. For more from around the world of golf, head over to SB Nation's golf hub page.

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Is Adam Scott Emulating Tiger Woods?

Adam Scott has Tiger Woods' old swing and old caddie. Will he snatch the British Open trophy from Tiger as well?

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