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McIlroy sets sights on Tour Championship

24th August 2019, 12:40 by Gareth Freeman

Rory McIlroy admits luck was on his side during his second round at the Tour Championship and is upbeat on his title hopes.

McIlroy started the event on -5, five shots off leader Justin Thomas, in a staggered start and is now firmly in contention on -12.

The Northern Irishman is level with Thomas and one shot behind leader Brooks Koepka.

The 30-year-old managed back-to-back birdies on his final two holes to take a share of second place with two rounds to play, although he concedes fortune played a part in his second round.

"I got lucky on 18," he told Sky Sports. "I just sort of rode my luck the whole way along that hole.

"Being three or four behind those guys for the most part of the day and then to catch Justin Thomas and only be one back of Brooks, it was nice to finish the way I did."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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