Australian Scott takes one-shot lead at Firestone

Akron, Ohio: Australian Adam Scott edged one stroke clear of a congested third-round leaderboard at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday after a thrilling day of dazzling shot-making and low scoring.

While Tiger Woods was among those who failed to take advantage of surprisingly calm conditions at Firestone Country Club, Scott birdied four of his last seven holes for a sparkling four-under-par 66.

That left the 31-year-old, who has Woods` former caddie Steve Williams on his bag, at 12-under 198 with compatriot Jason Day (66) and Japanese teenager Ryo Ishikawa (64) tied for second.

American PGA Tour rookie Keegan Bradley, one of six players tied for the lead late in the third round, carded a 68 to finish at 10 under alongside Britain`s Martin Laird (67).

British world number one Luke Donald was among a group of three at nine under after an improved putting display helped him to a 64 but seven-time champion Woods was a distant 13 strokes off the pace after struggling to a 72.

Bureau Report

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