Rory’s Masters 64 hints at return to form
RORY McIlroy fired his best round for three months as veteran Robert Karlsson ended an entertaining third round with a one-shot lead at the British Masters.
At the start of the week, McIlroy insisted he was unconcerned about the prospect of just the second winless season of his career, a season which will come to an early end next week. But the four-time Major winner’s bogey-free round of 64 at Close House equalled his lowest score of an injury-hit campaign to leave him just two shots behind Karlsson, who fired a 67 to move to 12 under par.
Paul Dunne is one shot ahead of McIlroy after a brilliant 65. Dunne fired six birdies and a solitary bogey for a round of five-under that left him nicely poised on 11-under-par for a final-day challenge at Close House.
Shane Lowry is tied with McIlroy after he went around in 66 to keep his hopes also very much alive.