Tracker: Scott (68) extends lead to 7 at API

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 followed a tournament-record tying 10-under 62 with a second-round 68 Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The performance moved the world No. 2 to 14 under overall, seven shots clear of the field.

Here's how it all unfolded Friday at Bay Hill:

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Update No. 28: 6:02 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott lips out a 6-footer for par at the pr-4 18th to wrap up a 4-under 68. At 14 under, he leads by seven shots, a lead that he'll likely take into Saturday.

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Update No. 27: 5:23 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott birdies the par-5 16th for his fourth birdie of the back nine. He's 5 under through 16 holes today, and 15 under overall.

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Update No. 26: 5:05 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott is now 14 under after his latest birdie, at the par-4 15th, and leads by seven shots.

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Update No. 25: 4:53 p.m. EDT

The projected cut is still 2 over with 75 players safe at the moment. There are some notables, though, who have potentially played themselves out of the tournament this afternoon. Amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick is 3 over, 4 over through 10 holes today. Rickie Fowler is 5 over, 4 over through 15 holes today. And Justin Rose is 6 over, 7 over through 14 holes today.

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Update No. 24: 4:25 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott makes back-to-back birdies for the first time today, birdieing No. 11 and now the par-5 12th to move to 13 under.

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Update No. 23: 4:10 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott birdies the par-4 11th to move to 12 under. The birdie came after his approach almost went in the hole. Check out the video (mobile users can watch it here):

He now leads by five shots over a group of four players that includes Brandt Snedeker, who is 2 under through 11 holes today.

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Update No. 22: 4:04 p.m. EDT

Rickie Fowler and amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick are among the players currently on the projected cut line at 2 over. Fowler is 1 over through 11 holes today while Fitzpatrick is 3 over through six.

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Update No. 21: 3:59 p.m. EDT

Zach Olsen currently leads the field today in strokes gained-putting (3.72). The amateur and freshman at Oklahoma State shot 1-under 71 Friday to move back to even par.

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Update No. 20: 3:50 p.m. EDT

Vijay Singh is 2 under through nine holes today with two birdies and this eagle at the par-5 sixth (mobile users can watch the video here).

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Update No. 19: 3:17 p.m. EDT

After carding a first-round, 6-under 66 on Thursday, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano has slipped back quite a bit. He's 5 over through nine holes today with bogeys at No.s 11, 12 and 15, and a double bogey at the par-4 18th.

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Update No. 18: 2:54 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott gives a shot right back with bogey at the par-3 seventh. His tee ball was well short and found the front greenside bunker. He then misses about a 15-footer for par. He now leads by three shots at 10 under.

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Update No. 17: 2:48 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott birdies the par-5 sixth to move to 11 under overall. He's played his first six holes today in 1 under after being 4 under on Nos. 1-6 on Thursday.

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Update No. 16: 2:36 p.m. EDT

The projected cut is 1 over right now with 77 players currently safe. Among those below the cut line: Marc Leishman (2 over), David Duval (3 over), Angel Cabrera (3 over), Scott Stallings (4 over), Russell Henley (5 over) and Lee Westwood (5 over).

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Update No. 15: 2:22 p.m. EDT

Of the 23 players at T-14 or better right now, just seven are on the course. And just two players – Adam Scott (10 under) and Brandt Snedeker (5 under) – are T-8 or better and still playing today.

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Update No. 14: 2:01 p.m. EDT

Adam Scott missed his first fairway and green of the day, but managed to save par at the par-4 first hole. He's got three straight pars to start his second round as he remains at 10 under overall.

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Update No. 13: 1:55 p.m. EDT

Keegan Bradley is making his third API start this week. He tied for third last year and missed the cut in 2011. He shot 5-under 67 today to move into contention entering the weekend.

Click here to read more on Bradley's second round.

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Update No. 12: 1:23 p.m. EDT

J.B. Holmes' second-round, 3-under 69 today included five birdies and one double bogey. The double came at the par-4 11th where Holmes splashed his approach shot into the water short of the green. He couldn't save bogey from about 12 feet, either.

"I had one bad hole, one bad play on 11," Holmes said. "Other than that I hit a lot of great shots."

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Update No. 11: 1:20 p.m. EDT

Graeme McDowell drops to 1 over for the tournament after a second-round, 5-over 77 that included no birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey at No. 8. The 77 was McDowell's second worst score at Bay Hill – he carded an 80 in the first round in 2011.

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Update No. 10: 12:56 p.m. EDT

Keegan Bradley birdies the par-4 ninth by making a short putt and finishes today at 5-under 67. Bradley is now 6 under, four back of Adam Scott and one back of Chesson Hadley and J.B. Holmes, who are both in the clubhouse today.

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Update No. 9: 12:44 p.m. EDT

We're just less than 30 minutes from leader Adam Scott's tee time (1:08 p.m.). Here's an interesting stat: just four international-born players have won the Arnold Palmer Invitational (Ernie Els (twice), Rod Pampling, Vijay Singh and Martin Laird).

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Update No. 8: 12:34 p.m. EDT

Ryo Ishikawa made two bogeys and a double bogey in his last eight holes before finishing off a 2-over 74 to drop to 5 under overall.

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Update No. 7: 12:07 p.m. EDT

J.B. Holmes birdies the par-4 ninth to cap a second-round, 3-under 69. He's currently solo second at 7 under, three shots back of Adam Scott.

Holmes has made five of six cuts this season, but hasn't finished better than T-23 (Farmers Insurance Open).

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Update No. 6: 12:01 p.m. EDT

Ian Poulter is 1 under through 14 holes today after shooting 4-under 68 on Thursday. Poulter, who lives in nearby Lake Nona, Fla., missed four cuts in his first five starts at the Arnold Palmer Invitational (2004-06, '09), but has fared well recently with a T-12 finish in 2011, a third-place showing in 2012 and a T-21 finish in 2013.

This is what he said Thursday about playing at Bay Hill:

"It's nice to be able to get in the car, drive home, sleep in your own bed, have a barbeque and have friends over and just relax."

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Update No. 5: 11:52 a.m. EDT

Chesson Hadley's birdie at the par-4 15th is his third birdie of the day and moves him to 6 under. Hadley has just one bogey in his first 33 holes, too.

This is the first API start for Hadley, who won two weeks ago at the Puerto Rico Open for his first PGA Tour title.

Check out the above video of Hadley's Google+ Hangout with PGATour.com prior to last week's Valspar Championship (mobile users can view it here).

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Update No. 4: 11:46 a.m. EDT

Keegan Bradley is 4 under through 13 holes today, moving into a tie for sixth at 5 under. Also making a move is J.B. Holmes, who is 2 under through 17 holes today, and tied for second at 6 under.

Bradley has a T-3 and a missed cut in two previous starts at Bay Hill while Holmes has never finished better than T-21 in seven starts.

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Update No. 3: 11:43 a.m. EDT

First-round leader Adam Scott tees off in a little less than an hour and a half. Before he does, check out the above video recapping Thursday's opening round (mobile users can view it here).

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Update No. 2: 11:38 a.m. EDT

Padraig Harrington just eagled the par-5 16th after hitting his second shot to inside of 10 feet and making the putt. Harrington is now 3 under through 16 holes today, and tied for sixth at 5 under overall.

This week marks just the fourth start for Harrington at Bay Hill. He tied for 11th in 2009, missed the cut in 2000 and tied for 50th in 1998.

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Update No. 1: 11:20 a.m. EDT

John Merrick and Ryo Ishikawa entered the day tied for second at 7 under. Merrick, through nine holes, is even par on his second round while Ishikawa is 1 over through 13 holes today. Adam Scott, who leads at 10 under, tees off at 1:08 p.m.

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Thursday coverage

Fighting flu, Scott ties record with 62 at Bay Hill

Suffering from mild flu symptoms, Adam Scott tied the tournament record with a 10-under 62 Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

5 Things: Ishikawa, Merrick 3 back of Scott; Stenson strong; more

With Tiger Woods withdrawing Tuesday, Adam Scott was left as the headliner of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational. Thursday, he didn't disappoint, shooting 10-under 62 to take a three-shot lead on Ryo Ishikawa and John Merrick.

Allergies force B. Watson to WD from API

Bubba Watson withdrew shortly after his first round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Thursday at Bay Hill, citing allergies.

Amateur Fitzpatrick fires 71 in first round at Bay Hill

Matthew Fitzpatrick, the 19-year-old amateur from England, is making his second PGA Tour start this week at Bay Hill. Thursday, the defending U.S. Amateur champ shot 1-under 71.

Tiger diagnosed with bulging disk in back, source says

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

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.

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Pre-tournament coverage

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Oklahoma State's Olsen ready for first PGA Tour start at API

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Dusek: Tiger shouldn't return until completely healthy

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Rude: Reed thinking on his feet about Masters

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