Rory McIlroy settled for a 1-over-par 36-37=73 in the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship, dropping to 5-under 211.
McIlroy, celebrating his 24th birthday as he strolled the fairways of Quail Hollow, could not get the flat stick to cooperate. He missed putts from 2'4" on three, 5'4" on five, 6'9" on eight, 2'10" on nine, 5'3" on 11, 4'11" on 12, 5'4" on 14 and 4'7" on 15. That adds up to four birdie efforts, three par tries and an attempted bogey save from inside seven feet that failed to find their home. Should he have saved those eight strokes, he would be in the lead. As it stands, he is three off the lead and inside the top 10 at the time of his posting. He will try and go low in an effort to nab his second Wells Fargo Championship title on Sunday morning.
Sat, May 4, 2013 05:39:00 PM