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Unhappy Scott rues missed US PGA chances

AAP logoAAP 30/07/2016 Ashton Hudson And Darren Walton

He's just six off the pace and well in the hunt, but Adam Scott is dirty after failing to cash in on perfect scoring conditions at the PGA Championship.

Scott's second-round three-under-par 67 left him in a tie for 13th at the half-way point, yet Scott says it's "amazing" he still has a chance to lift the Wanamaker Trophy.

The 2013 Masters champion was filthy at being unable to match Jason Day's sizzling 65 after heavy showers left Baltusrol's soft greens there for the taking.

"It was too easy out there today and that was kind of the worst I should have shot. I'm playing better than that," Scott said.

"My iron play wasn't sharp enough. It was better, but I didn't aim it at the pin. I should have thrown it at the target a bit more because it was so soft.

"I hit it to 15 or 20 feet a lot and made nothing until the last couple of holes."

Scott was labouring along at even par for the championship before birdies at the 14th, 15th and 18th holes catapulted the former world No.1 up the leaderboard.

But he still lamented not being more attacking after a 45-minute rain delay.

"Especially at a major you're thinking the penalty is always greater (for any mistakes), but it wasn't anything like that today," Scott said.

"I must say I have some frustration because it does happen often that it softens up and it's costly if you take all day to make the adjustment.

"The guys who do are 18 holes up and four extra shots - and that's a lot.

"Seeing what Jason did on the back nine and I stood on the 10th tee and I felt like I could shoot five under on the back nine no problem at all."

Scott is hoping for more rain and a couple of low scores on the weekend.

"It could be a bit of a shootout," he said.

"I feel there's good stuff in there with the right balance of aggression."

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