Tracker: Scott cards 62, leads by 3 at Bay Hill

Adam Scott carded a tournament-record tying 10-under 62 during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

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Adam Scott went out early Thursday morning and put up a 10-under 62 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The opening-round score not only tied the tournament record, it also gave Scott a three-shot lead after one round at Bay Hill.

Ryo Ishikawa and John Merrick are tied for second at 7 under.

Here's how it all unfolded Thursday in Orlando, Fla.:

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Update #21: 5:29 p.m. EDT

Ryo Ishikawa sticks his approach to about 6 feet at the par-4 18th and makes birdie to wrap up a first-round, 7-under 65.

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Update #20: 4:49 p.m. EDT

Ryo Ishikawa is now 6 under through 16 holes today. He has four birdies and a bogey in his last five holes. The most recent birdie came at the par-5 16th.

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Update #19: 4:11 p.m. EDT

Bubba Watson carded an 11-over 83 today before withdrawing with allergies. Click here to read more.

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Update #18: 3:41 p.m. EDT

Graeme McDowell bogeyed his opening hole, but is 4 under since. McDowell just made the turn with a 3-under 33 on the front nine. His round so far includes an eagle at the par-5 sixth. He has two runner-up finishes at Bay Hill, including in 2012.

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Update #17: 3:20 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson birdies the par-4 18th to make the turn at 3-under 33. Johnson has four finishes of T-11 or better in 10 previous API starts.

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Update #16: 2:45 p.m. EDT

Amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick misses a short birdie at the 18th to end up with an opening-round, 1-under 71. Click here to read more about the amateur's round.

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Update #15: 2:40 p.m. EDT

Here's a video recap of Adam Scott's tournament-record tying, 10-under 62 (mobile users can view it here).

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Update #14: 2:27 p.m. EDT

Erik Compton is playing this afternoon and is 1 under through eight holes. Above is a video of him hitting a flop shot with a 7-iron (mobile users can view it here).

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Update #13: 1:43 p.m. EDT

Amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick is having a nice first round. He's 1 under through 16 holes after making birdie at the par-5 16th.

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Update #12: 1:03 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott is in the clubhouse with a 10-under 62, his best single-round score at Bay Hill. Scott's previous best was a 67, shot in both 2003 and '05. It also ties the tournament record held by two others.

Scott made two eagles, seven birdies and one bogey today. One of his birdies came on the par-5 12th after he found the sand with his second shot (See the video above for his third shot at No. 12, and mobile users can click here to view).

He's missed the cut at this event in his previous two starts, in 2006 and '09.

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Update #11: 12:58 p.m. EDT

The morning rounds are starting to finish up. Here are some notable first rounds already in the books today:

  • 6-under 66, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
  • 67, Brandt Snedeker
  • 68, Ryan Moore
  • 71, Justin Rose
  • 73, Rickie Fowler

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Update #10: 12:36 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott birdies from just off the green at the par-3 seventh hole to move to 10 under with two holes to play.

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Update #9: 12:25 p.m. EDT

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano might be playing Bay Hill more often now. After tying for third in his first appearance last year, the Spaniard is currently solo second at 6 under through 17 holes.

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Update #8: 12:18 p.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-5 sixth moves Adam Scott to 9 under through 15 holes. At the sixth, Scott found a greenside bunker in two shots before getting up-and-down for the birdie. He leads by four shots.

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Update #7: 12:14 p.m. EDT

Brandt Snedeker is 4 under through 16 holes today and is currently tied for fourth. This is Snedeker's eighth start at Bay Hill and he's got four finishes of T-30 or better, but has missed the cut twice in the past three years.

Snedeker's 2013-14 season has been a disappointment so far as he's got just two top 25s in nine starts.

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Update #6: 11:50 a.m. EDT

Adam Scott is now 8 under after his second eagle of the day, this time at the par-5 fourth.

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Update #5: 11:36 a.m. EDT

Three straight birdies by Ryan Moore, at Nos. 11-13, have him now tied for third at 3 under, one shot back of second-place Davis Love III and three shots back of leader Adam Scott, who just birdied the par-3 fourth.

Moore has a decent track record at Bay Hill with two finishes of T-12 or better in five starts, including a T-4 finish in 2012.

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Update #4: 11 a.m. EDT

Patrick Reed, who won two weeks ago at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, is 2 under through 10 holes. Reed, currently tied for third with a large group that includes Vijay Singh, Brandt Snedeker and Billy Horschel, is making his second appearance at Bay Hill – he missed the cut in 2013.

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Update #3: 10:42 a.m. EDT

Adam Scott misses the green left at the par-4 18th and can't get up-and-down to save par. The bogey drops him to 5 under and he makes the turn with a 31 on the back nine.

Scott currently leads the Tour in consecutive cuts made at 30.

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Update #2: 10:25 a.m. EDT

Adam Scott moves to 6 under after an eagle at the par-5 16th. Scott reached in two and then two-putted from about 30-plus feet. Through eight holes now, Scott leads by three shots.

Scott has played this event six previous times, but has just one top-10 finish, a T-3 showing in 2004. He's missed the cut twice, too.

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Update #1: 10 a.m. EDT

Adam Scott might have an advantage that most others don't this week: He has Steve Williams on his bag, and he was by Tiger's side during a few of his eight victories at Bay Hill.

Scott is off to a roaring start on Thursday, picking up four birdies through his first six holes to take the early lead at 4 under.

The Florida Swing has been tough on scoring average, as no one has finished at double-digit under par to win a tournament. Bay Hill is also quite tough, so players need to take advantage of the course when they can.

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