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July 1 2012

10:10 PM

Oversleeping hurts Scott in end

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Adam Scott put himself in contention with a outward 31 in the final round.

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

BETHESDA, Md. -- What could have been for Adam Scott.

“You can argue my 3 over through three holes was due to my very brief warm-up on Thursday, and that might end up being the difference between winning and not this week,” the Aussie said.

Scott didn’t have a chance to warm up Thursday because he overslept and nearly missed his tee time. In fact, he was fortunate to make it all given how long it can take to get from Georgetown, where Scott was staying for the week, to Congressional.

“I only have myself to blame,” Scott added.

Sunday, it looked like he might not have anyone to blame. Scott birdied four straight holes on the front nine and went out in 31 and a share of the lead.

Back-to-back bogeys on the 14th and 15th, however, ended his chances.

The first came when Scott left a chip shot 11 feet short on the par-4 14th, then missed the par putt.

Scott’s fate was sealed on the next hole when he lagged from 64 feet to 5 feet and missed again.

“I just didn't hit good enough shots overall on the back nine,” Scott said. “Twelve through 16 was really scrappy golf, and I did well only to drop a couple shots. It was a little disappointing in that respect, but I got half of what I needed to do, and it's a work in progress. The story of my year; I need to try and play well for four days.”

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