Inseparable. Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, thanks to an eagle, and Norwegian Viktor Hovland, author of a blank bogey card, took control of the British Open on Saturday in Saint Andrews after a third round which they understood beating drum.
The two men, who shared the penultimate game, returned a card of -6 for a total of -16 and, before the last lap on Sunday, they are 4 strokes ahead of the American Cameron Young (-1 Saturday) and the Australian Cameron Smith (+1 Saturday). The latter was the leader with three strokes ahead of McIlroy and Hovland at the start of the 3rd round.
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McIlroy, winner of The Open in 2014 at Royal Liverpool, came back up to Hovland in the lead thanks to an eagle on hole 10 and took the lead alone after a birdie on hole 14. But he badly negotiated the approach on the diabolical hole 17 and conceded his only bogey of the game which allowed the Norwegian to equalize.
Both players finished the course on birdies at 18, sixth for Hovland, fifth for McIlroy. On Sunday, McIlroy will try to win his fifth Major, the first since the 2014 PGA Championship. Hovland is looking for his first Major.
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