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Thursday 17 January 2019

Rory McIlroy storms into contention at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rory McIlroy follows his drive on the 15th hole
Rory McIlroy follows his drive on the 15th hole

Rory McIlroy is right in contention to secure his first PGA Tour win of the season following a 67 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

After a bogey on the 11th (his second), McIlroy eagled the 12th and found birdies on the 16th and 18th.

Two more birdies followed on the fourth and ninth to leave the Irishman in third place on -10, two shots off leader Henrik Stenson.

Tiger Woods carded a third-round three-under-par 69 to sit five shots off the clubhouse lead..

Woods had six birdies and three bogeys to bounce back from his 72 from day two and keep himself just about in contention at Bay Hill on seven under overall.

Woods, who was level with compatriot Grayson Murray in the clubhouse, bogeyed the second before three birdies in four holes from the third put him back on track.

Another bogey and birdie followed before he finished his round birdie-bogey-birdie.

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