British Open Round 3: McIlroy eagles 18 to lead the field at 16-under
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:
- Hovland has 64 in the sun and mud of Bahamas for 3-shot lead
- Garcia responds to comments about Norman needing to leave LIV
- Hovland leads, Scheffler makes late bid to return to No. 1 in the world
- Tiger replacement Sepp Straka shares lead in the Bahamas
- Rahm: TOUR players should be 'thankful' to an extent for LIV Golf