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Red-hot Scott (67) keeps right on rolling

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CARMEL, Ind. – The chance to win a major might be gone, but Adam Scott is trying to maximize whatever is left of his season. 

A two-time winner this year, he tied for fourth in the first two playoff events and is in good position through 54 holes at the BMW Championship. Two consecutive birdies to close gave Scott a third-round 67 and pushed him into a tie for fifth, seven shots behind Dustin Johnson. 

“I’m trying to make the most of playing great this year,” he said. “I’ve hit the ball really well and through the summer and the major season, but I just didn’t putt good enough.”

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Scott leads the PGA Tour in strokes gained-tee to green but ranks 124th in putting. He’s been better this week, rolling in more than 100 feet of putts twice in the past three days and ranking 31st on the greens.

“I’ve been patient not to get frustrated that I’m hitting it very well and not putting the way I would have liked through that period,” he said. “I haven’t lost it with myself. Over the last three weeks, there have been good signs with the putting, and I think the last nine (Friday) and the round (Saturday) felt the best it has since probably the spring.” 

Scott is projected to be fourth in points after this week, which would give him one of the best mathematical chances to win the FedEx Cup.

“You can’t worry about it,” he said. “You just have to play the tournament and if you play good, it takes care of itself.”