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Scott’s 62 leads at Arnold Palmer Invitational

First Round  — PGA Tour — Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard — Bay Hill Golf &  Lodge — Orlando, Florida —

World No. 2 Adam Scott looked like the best player on the planet in round one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The Aussie fired a 10-under-62 — three shots better than anyone else. And, his round included a bogey. Scott leads Ryo Ishikawa and John Merrick (both at 7-under). Brandt Snedeker is part of a large group at 5-under and T-4 including international players Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Francesco Molinari, Jamie Donaldson and Paul Casey.

Scott is chasing Tiger Woods for the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. He has 10 PGA Tour career victories including the Masters Tournament and The Barclays during the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

He also has 13 international wins including the Australian PGA Championship and Talisker Masters in late 2013. In 2014, he has just two Top 10s in limited action.

He was a 16-to-1 betting selection to start the week at Skybet.com.

Other Golf News:

  • Woods withdrew earlier this week from Bay Hill with a back injury. A bulging disk has been speculated as the issue. 
  • Mirim Lee (8-under) leads the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix by a shot after 18 holes. Morgan Pressel is second, while defending champion Stacy Lewis headlines a group at T-3 and 6-under. Pressel finished T-4 in the last competition at the HSBC Women’s Champions overseas.
  • Fernandez-Castano, who finished 7th in the Race To Dubai Standings last season, is T-4 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational after round one. GFC was T-3 at Bay Hill in 2013. He is a whopping 125-1 pick to win this week.