Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Rory McIlroy: "I Don't Care About The US Open Or The Open"

Rory McIlroy:

"I don't really have a ton to lose, just kind of playing golf".

While Tiger Woods, who just creeped into the weekends play, shot a third-round 68, leaving him on one under heading into the final round.

Paul Casey and Ross Fisher shot matching 69s but Phil Mickelson had to settle for a 72 despite sharing the lead with McIlroy on three-under early on. With his bare feet in the stream and the ball on the bank well above his feet, he hit a full shot to the back of the green for a two-putt par.

"Today the first eight holes were a struggle for me", Day said.

Woods heads to Ponte Verda Beach, Florida for the next leg of the season-The Players May 10-13 at Players Stadium Course, with a purse of $11 million. He was even par for the tournament, seven strokes behind leader Peter Malnati entering the final 36 holes.

A victory on Sunday would be Uihlein's first on the PGA Tour, and it would come after a streak of three missed cuts at the Houston Open, Valero Texas Open and Zurich Classic.

He was in a tie for 23rd when he finished, but he will nearly certainly be lower by the end of the day, as players are taking advantage of soft conditions. But it got to the point where [his wife] Erica had to drag me out of the house and say, 'OK, we're going to go do something'. 5 through 10 in 7 under par on his way to a 62, one stroke off the course record set by Rory McIlroy in 2015. Tiger Woods also had his first sub-par round of tournament, shooting a 68 to move to 1 under.

Woods missed five putts from inside 3m and flirted with missing the cut before scraping through with a two-over-par 73.

"My 61 was better", McIlroy said with a laugh, "it's a different course, I mean, 9 under around this place is pretty good".

The Northern Irishman mixed five bogeys with a double bogey and two birdies on a rollercoaster day.

"I typically carry for sure one, if not two". He had a pair of double bogeys, shot 75 and fell seven shots behind.

The 42-year-old golf superstar made some significant progress in that area this weekend, shooting a three-under 68 in the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in the USA city of Charlotte, South Carolina. There were a couple of balls that hit trees and came back into the fairway.

The 2017 John Deere Classic victor can notch his second win on tour if he's able to catch Day on Sunday, and if he continues to putt well (2nd in the field in strokes-gained/putting), he knows he's got a chance. At the perilous No. 17, flanked by water on the left side, he was even closer: an inch more, and Woods would have sat at 3 under overall.

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