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McIlroy shoots 66 to move into contention at East Lake

23rd August 2019, 00:44 by Michael Holland

Rory McIlroy carded a superb round of 66 to move into contention at the Tour Championship at East Lake.

McIlroy started the day five shots behind the leaders, but closed to within one shot after picking up four birdies in his impressive four under par round.

The Northern Irishman now sits on nine under par, a shot behind co-leaders Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele as he chases the £12.2million prize.

McIlroy could have shared the overnight lead had he sunk an eight-foot birdie putt on the last hole, but had no complaints with his performance on the day.

"I got off to a decent start. To play the back nine in three under and get in with a decent score is very nice," he told Sky Sports.

"I would have liked to have birdied the last but I'm right there with three rounds to go. If I can replicate this round of golf three more times I think I'll have a good chance."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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