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Adam Scott starts well again at Bay Hill, 1 shot behind 3-way tie for early lead

  • Adam Scott, of Australia, watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 19, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Adam Scott, of Australia, watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 19, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, acknowledges the gallery before teeing off on the first hole in first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 19, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, acknowledges the gallery before teeing off on the first hole in first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 19, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ken Duke reacts after missing a putt on the eighth green during first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 19, 2015.(AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

    Ken Duke reacts after missing a putt on the eighth green during first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 19, 2015.(AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)  (The Associated Press)

Adam Scott is off to another good start in the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 4-under 68 that put him one shot behind the early leaders on a warm Thursday.

Scott didn't start quite as well as last year when he tied the course record with a 62. He only cares about finishing better. He couldn't hold a seven-shot lead on the weekend.

Kevin Na, Ken Duke and Jason Kokrak each had a 67 among the morning starters. Henrik Stenson, Brandt Snedeker and Billy Horschel were among those with Scott at 68.

Scott is still using a short putter, though he switched between a claw version of the grip for the shorter putts and a conventional grip for the longer putts.

Rory McIlroy played in the afternoon.