Scott leads Open by four as Woods and McDowell give chase

    Australia's Adam Scott opened up a four-stroke lead at Royal Lytham & St Annes on Saturday

    Story highlights

    • Australia Adam Scott opens up four-shot lead at Open Championship after third round 68
    • Overnight leader Brandt Snedeker slips to joint second after round of 73
    • Tiger Woods five shots behind lead after posting even-par round of 70
    • Graeme McDowell plays himself back into contention with a three-under 67
    Adam Scott will take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes after shooting a two-under par 68 on Saturday.
    The 32-year-old finished on 11-under par, four clear of overnight leader Brandt Snedeker, who struggled to a 73 and Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell (67) with Tiger Woods lurking a shot further back on six-under par.
    In benign conditions on the Lancashire coast, Scott put together a composed round, picking up two birdies on the opening nine before bagging another at the par-five 11th.
    A bogey at the 13th checked his progress but the Australian, who is bidding to win his first major championship, came home in even par -- aided by a stunning bunker shot at the 17th.
    "A four shot lead doesn't seem to be very much this year on any golf tournament that I've watched. That doesn't mean a lot," Scott said.
    "The good part is if I play a solid round of golf tomorrow, it will be very hard for the others to beat me, and that's all I'm thinking about," he added.