Having firmly put to bed any notions that he was suffering from a Friday jinx, Rory McIlroy was back in stellar form at The Open today. The Down man looked to have slowed down his march towards his first Open title but a late rally has put him odds on to add the claret jug to his ever growing collection.
Going into the third round McIlroy was on 12 under, four shots clear of playing partner Dustin Johnson. But while McIlroy held steady for most of the day, it was Rickie Fowler who was making a charge, joining McIlroy on 12 under at one point. However, that wasn't to last as McIlroy first knocked in a long put on 16 for eagle.
A bogey on the par 4 17th once again brought him back into Fowler's sight but some perfect approach play on the 18th set up another eagle to give McIlroy a six shot lead going into the final day.