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Defending Masters champion Adam Scott uses 35 putts in 3rd round, falls from leaderboard

Adam Scott lost his touch on the treacherous greens at Augusta National.Scott came up short with his long putter on Saturday, three-putting twice in the first four holes and tumbled down the leaderboard at the Masters.Scott needed 35 putts to get through the third round and finished with a 4-over 76 that left him 1 over for the tournament. He is six strokes behind co-leaders Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson heading into the final round."It's not the end of the world," Scott said. "There are a lot of people between me and the leaders. But if I can play a good front nine, anything can happen on the back, and it would be fun to post a number and sit in the clubhouse and watch."The defending Masters champion is trying to become the fourth to don consecutive green jackets. Jack Nicklaus (1965-66), Nick Faldo (1989-90) and Tiger Woods (2001-02) accomplished the feat.By the time Scott teed off in the third round, the Augusta greens were getting harder and faster by the minute. Scott handled the...

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