After disastrous start, Scott one back in Sydney


Adam Scott was one hole away from winning the Aussie Grand Slam in 2013. One year later, he's 18 holes away from capturing the title that eluded him.

Scott posted a 2-under 69 Saturday; at minus-4 for the championship, he sits one shot back of leader Jordan Spieth heading into the final round of the Australian Open.

Much like he did last week at the Aussie Masters, Scott has had to fight his way back into contention after a poor start. He rattled off rounds 68-71-68 after an opening 73 at that event to finish one stroke behind eventual winner Nick Cullen.

This week, Scott opened with a horrific front-nine 40 in Round 1, but rebounded with eight birdies and an eagle against only one bogey to play his next 45 holes 9-under par.

Like he said after Thursday's round: "I have to play three really great days now and it seems that's what I'm doing week after week. But I'll claw my way back into it tomorrow morning."

He's got two of them out of the way, and one more solid round could net him his second Australian Open title. Scott first won the event in 2009. He took a one-shot lead into the 72nd hole last year before a bogey - combined with a Rory McIlroy birdie - cost him the title.