Rory McIlroy fires 66 to maneuver into prime 10 at CJ Cup in Las Vegas
|-15 R Henley (US); -12 X Schauffele (US), L Griffin (US), T Gooch (US), J Kokrak (US); -10 J Thomas (US), J Day (Aus), T Hatton (Eng)|
|Chosen others: -9 C Moriwaka (US); -8 R McIlroy (NI), B Watson (US), H Matsuyama (Jap); -7 J Rahm (Spa), M Fitzpatrick (US); -4 I Poulter (Eng); -2 J Rose (Eng)|
Rory McIlroy fired an excellent third spherical of six-under-par 66 to maneuver into the highest 10 on the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.
McIlroy was 12 photographs off the tempo after opening rounds of 73 and 69 however moved to eight below for the event with a spherical which included eight birdies.
The world quantity 4 lies seven photographs behind chief Russell Henley who enjoys a three-shot lead over 4 fellow People, together with Xander Schauffele.
A 73 left England’s Tyrrell Hatton tied for sixth place on 10 below.
PGA Championship winner Hatton was three photographs off the lead in second place the primary two rounds, having opened the event with a 65 on Thursday and 68 on Friday.
Hatton, 29, endured a constant however irritating day, with eight pars on the entrance 9 in opposition to one bogey, earlier than cancelling out a bogey 5 on the 14th with a birdie 4 on the final after hitting his second shot to inside eight ft.
Northern Eire’s McIlroy took birdies on the par-four third and sixth holes, dropped a shot on the lengthy seventh, however then made six birdies in opposition to only one bogey in taking part in his again 9 in 5 below, together with birdieing his final three holes.
Henley was an unspectacular mannequin of consistency in constructing his lead, with two entrance 9 birdies and three extra to kick off his again 9, in his bogey-free spherical.
England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick, in the meantime, shot a 72 to be seven below.
Distinguished amongst different British gamers have been Ian Poulter, who shot 73 to be 4 below and 11 off the lead, and Justin Rose, whose 68 had him at two below.