Rory McIl­roy in the hunt at Tour Cham­pi­onship

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FOR­MER world No. 1 Rory McIl­roy is mak­ing a bid to close out his sea­son in style by win­ning the 2018 Tour Cham­pi­onship.

The 29- year- old from North­ern Ire­land is lurk­ing just back of co-lead­ers Tiger Woods and Justin Rose after fir­ing 68 for a five-un­der 135 to­tal on Fri­day.

He is alone in third and just two shots back of the lead­ers at the half­way stage of the sea­son-end­ing tour­na­ment.

McIl­roy birdied two of his first three holes but then lost a shot with a bo­gey on the par-four num­ber four. His two birdies on the back nine were off­set by a pair of bo­geys en route to a two-un­der 68.

“I was not quite as good off the tee to­day as I was yes­ter­day, but I still gave my­self plenty of chances,” he said.

“If I’m dis­ap­pointed about any­thing, it’s prob­a­bly the two pars on the par-fives.

“I had a six- iron and a four- iron into them, and I

two fives. If I can make two fours there, I’m all of a sud­den seven-un­der in­stead of five-un­der and prob­a­bly in the last group.”

It has been a strange year for McIl­roy. He has a win, three sec­ond place fin­ishes and five other top 10s which would be a re­spectable sea­son for most PGA pros.

But McIl­roy feels this could fi­nally be the week­end where ev­ery­thing in his game fi­nally comes to­gether.

“There’s still 36 holes to play. I like this golf course,” he said. “This is my fourth or fifth time at the Tour Cham­pi­onship, and I’ve played it pretty well ev­ery time I’ve come here.

“The course suits me. It suits the ball striker. I feel like my game has con­tin­u­ously got­ten a lit­tle bit bet­ter over the last few weeks.” ( AFP)

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Rory McIl­roy of North­ern Ire­land is off to a fly­ing start at the 2018 Tour Cham­pi­onship.

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