Rory McIlroy poised to win British Open Championship - WKRN News 2

Rory McIlroy poised to win British Open Championship

Posted: Updated: Jul 19, 2014 09:22 PM
(AP Photo/Scott Heppell) (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy put some serious distance between himself and the rest of the field after the third round of Saturday’s British Open Championship.

He fired a -4 under 68 which gave him a six shot lead into to the final round.

McIlroy gave up his four-shot lead briefly when Rickie Fowler birdied seven of the first 12 holes.

McIlroy changed that when he rolled in a 35-foot birdie at the 14th and an eagle at the 16th. Fowler bogeyed both holes, suddenly falling five strokes behind.

With another eagle at the 18th, he pushed his score to 16-under 200 for the largest 54-hole Open lead since Tiger Woods was six strokes ahead at St. Andrews in 2000.

Fowler settled for a 68 and was at 206.

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