British Open: Rory McIlroy one step away from glory

Jul 20, 2014, 02:54 IST | AFP

Hoylake: A sensational double eagle finish from Rory McIlroy gave him a six-stroke cushion going into the final round of the British Open as he crushed a chasing pack of challengers who tried and failed to hunt him down during a rain-hit third round.

The 25-year-old Irishman, looking to add a third major to his collection and a first on British soil, started the day with a four-stroke lead. This is the biggest lead at the third-round stage of the Open since Tiger Woods at St Andrews in 2000.

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy

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