British Open Round 3: McIlroy eagles 18 to lead the field at 16-under

Ian Rutherford / USA TODAY Sports

Rory McIlroy couldn't be tamed at Royal Liverpool Saturday afternoon. He set the pace and made his move on the back nine to open up a six-shot lead over the field. McIlroy finished with a 4-under 68 on the day. 

With an eagle chance on the par-5 16, McIlroy nailed the 20-foot putt and extended his three-stroke lead to five over Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia. A miscue out of the rough on 17 left McIlroy with a bogey, which he corrected with an eagle on the par-5 18th.

Fowler's strong third round ended on 13 when he saved par after getting into some trouble with the rough. He made bogey on 14, 16, and 17, and ended up 10-under, good for second place. Garcia had troubles of his own, overshooting a few greens and landing in the rough, and finished 9-under. 

Dustin Johnson birdied 18 to tie Garcia. World No. 1 Adam Scott cleaned up his round after a double-bogey on 10 with five birdies on the back nine. He sits at 6-under.

Tiger Woods recorded two double-bogeys on his back nine, finishing the day at 1-over for the round, and 3-over overall, tied for 58th.

Here's a look at the leaderboard after three rounds:

Position Player Score
1 Rory McIlroy -16
2 Rickie Fowler -10
T3 Sergio Garcia -9
T3 Dustin Johnson -9
5 Victor Dubuisson -8
6 Edoardo Molinari -7
T7 Matteo Manassero -6
T7 Adam Scott -6
T7 Robert Karlsson -6
T7 Jim Furyk -6
T7 Charl Schwartzel -6
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