Jun 8th, 2019
Rory shares the lead
As Gmac hangs in there
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Rory McIlroy shot a six under 64 in the third round of the Canadian Open to move into a share of the lead with the US’s Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson. McIlroy’s countryman Graeme McDowell slipped back slightly but sits in joint ninth on eight under – Come on Gmac!
McIlroy, who missed the cut at last week’s Memorial tournament, had a bogey free round with six birdies. Contesting his first Canadian Open, the world number four decided to take it to the course and it paid dividends. "The wind was up, conditions were a little bit trickier, but I stayed aggressive," McIlroy told Sky Sports.
Meanwhile Gmac stuttered slightly in his quest for a slot in The Open with a level par round of 70. Sitting five off the lead and just inside the top 10 our man will have to go lower if he is going to grab one of the three qualification spots for Royal Portrush.
McIlroy shares the lead with Kuchar and Simpson. Ireland’s Shane Lowry is one shot further back alongside Canada’s Adam Hadwin and Brandt Snedeker of the US, who took nine shots more than his incredible second round of 60.
World number one Brooks Koepka struggled to a 72 and sit on two under, eleven off the lead. Dustin Johnson faired a little better shooting a 68 to end the day on six under.
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