Scott optimistic about someone catching Stenson


ATLANTA – As daunting as Henrik Stenson’s lead at the Tour Championship is, the Swede is four clear of the field through 36 holes, Adam Scott knows better than anyone that no lead, not even four strokes, is safe.

“Look, Henrik is playing fantastic. So he's got this thing under control at the moment,” said Scott, who carded a 69 on Friday and is alone in second place. “But not for 36 holes. I think there's too many good players here. It's not just myself or someone at 5 under. Someone back at 3 and 2 (under) can still have a run at this thing.”

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Scott had a four-stroke lead with four holes to play at the 2012 Open Championship only to lose to Ernie Els, which makes his optimism understandable considering the amount of golf left to play and Saturday’s poor weather forecast.

The Australian, who could claim the $10 million FedEx Cup and possibly the Player of the Year Award with a victory on Sunday, will need to play better than he did on Friday, however, if he is going to catch Stenson.

Scott needed 31 putts on Day 2 and is 17th this week in total putting.

“I'm putting good,” Scott said. “These greens can be tricky to read because of the grain. It was just one of those days where it was slightly off with the read.”