Adam Scott, attempting to win his first event since the anchored putting ban was enforced, shot a four-under par 66 in the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on Saturday, and is tied with Sergio Garcia for the lead.
Scott led by three strokes at 12-under through 14 holes, but hit two balls in the water and quadruple-bogeyed the par-three 15. With his first ever birdie at 17 (or any Bear Trap hole), his eighth birdie of the round, Scott regained the lead at nine-under par.
"Last week kind of confirmed that things were on the right track," said Scott. "I definitely saw things I wanted -- a couple things I wanted to work on after last week that I felt under the heat of contention Sunday weren't as good as I would like. Tried to work on them a little bit Monday and Tuesday."
Garcia, the first-round leader, shot a three-under 67 on Saturday. He bogeyed the par-three 17th to fall out of the lead, but birdied the par-5 last hole to tie at nine-under.
Rickie Fowler, the second-round leader, shot a four-over 74 after playing the first 36 holes without a bogey. He dropped to five shots off the lead at four-under.
Phil Mickelson, still seeking his first career victory at this event, shot an even-par 70. He is tied for 42nd at three-over.