Adam Scott ties 36-hole record at Bay Hill and takes 7-shot lead

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Adam Scott, of Australia, blasts out of the sand trap on the seventh hole during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill Friday, March 21, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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He was in no mood to celebrate just yet. For one thing, he is still recovering from being sick. His energy was better Friday, though he could barely talk above a whisper during a brief interview with Golf Channel before his round. And the Australian knows how a big lead can get away, even on the final day. He had a four-shot lead with four holes remaining in the 2012 British Open when it all went wrong — four straight bogeys — and Ernie Els walked off with the claret jug.

That's a distant memory for Scott, who takes that green jacket from Augusta National with him just about everywhere he goes.

"Seven shots over two days is not enough," Scott said. "I don't think you can ever be enough in the lead, to be honest."

DIVOTS: Ryo Ishikawa had a 74 and was among those in the group at 5-under. The Japanese star has been working hard on his English. He used the words, "sucker pin," in an interview, and then chatted comfortably with Jimmy Roberts of NBC Sports for about five minutes. ... Southern Amateur champion Zachary Olsen made the cut. ... Sam Saunders, the grandson of Arnold Palmer, had a 71 and was in a tie for 16th. ... Paul Casey made a 7-foot bogey putt on his last hole for a 79 to make the cut on the number at 2-over 146.

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