Rory McIlroy put the "move" in moving day on Saturday at the RBC Canadian Open.
The Northern Irishman drained six birdies en route to a 6-under 64 - tied for the lowest score of the day at Hamilton Golf and Country Club - to push him into a three-way tie for the lead with Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson at 13-under.
McIlroy was dialed in with his greatest weapon during the third round of his PGA Tour debut north of the border. After woes with the big stick forced him to miss the cut at the Memorial last week, Rory straightened out his driver on Saturday, reaching 71.4 percent of fairways off the tee. He leads the PGA Tour in strokes gained off the tee this year.
Kuchar, who entered Round 3 with a share of the lead, didn't bring his best stuff, carding a 1-under 69. The 40-year-old is regarded as one of the better iron players on Tour, but he reached just 44.4 percent of the greens in regulation.
Simpson's bogey-free 67 was his worst round of the week thus far, but his overall body of work has him in a prime position to claim his first Canadian Open title.
A Canadian hasn't won the country's national open since 1954, but at least three players will enter the final round with a fighting chance. Adam Hadwin fired a 67 to put him into a tie for fourth place at 12-under. Hamilton native Mackenzie Hughes sits in eighth place at 9-under after carding a 1-under 69. Nick Taylor's roller-coaster 73 set him back a few steps, he but remains in the top 10.
Scott Brown, who entered Saturday tied for the lead with Kuchar, fell apart with a 5-over 75.
Here's a full look at the top of the leaderboard:
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