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July 1 2012

5:15 PM

Scott making early move

BETHESDA, Md. -- It’s amazing what can happen with a proper warm-up.

Adam Scott is 3 under through his first six holes here at Congressional Country Club, where he’s just three shots off the lead.

The fact that Scott is still playing is a minor miracle.

Thursday, the Aussie overslept when his alarm clock didn’t go off and raced from Georgetown -- a good 45 minutes away -- to Congressional and reached the tee box with only a couple of minutes to spare. Had he missed his tee time, he would have been disqualified.

Scott’s first swing of the day came when he got to the 10th tee. He made par but went double bogey-bogey the next two holes and shot 75 -- not terrible considering all he had to go through just to get here.

The rest of the week has gone much smoother for Scott, who followed with rounds of 67 and 70 before Sunday’s hot start.

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