X

Tuesday 21
May

Golf

McIlroy targeting fast start

24th February 2019, 11:26 by Bobbie Jackson

Rory McIlroy is hoping to make a fast start on the final day of the WGC-Mexico Championship as he looks to catch Dustin Johnson.

The Northern Irishman sits second after he mixed seven birdies with four bogeys to card 68 on Saturday.

He is four strokes adrift of leader Johnson, who built on a two-shot lead at the halfway stage, although he could have been further clear.

Johnson was six ahead midway through day three but the two-time champion had to settle for a double bogey on the 10th after twice hitting the trees.

McIlroy is targeting a fast start on Sunday at the Chapultepec Golf Club as he looks to put his American rival under pressure.

"It's there to attack for sure," said McIlroy. "Obviously four shots behind DJ is going to be a tall order to overcome but I was happy with how I played the last ten holes.

"I need to get off to a better start tomorrow than I did today and if I can do that hopefully I'll be right back in the tournament."

Sergio Garcia, Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Smith and Patrick Reed sit in a tie for third on nine under, while Ian Poulter and Kiradech Aphibarnrat are one shot further back.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

More Golf

Golf

Spieth delighted with Bethpage display

20th May 2019, 07:58

Jordan Spieth says he is feeling positive after ending the 2019 US PGA Championship in a tie for third.

Golf

Koepka wins US PGA

20th May 2019, 01:33

Brooks Koepka defended the US PGA Championship when holding of Dustin Johnson on a gripping final day at Bethpage.

Golf

Scott eases talks of new Tiger on the block

19th May 2019, 11:24

Adam Scott believes it is premature to be comparing Brooks Koepka to one of the greatest golfers of all-time, Tiger Woods.

Golf

Koepka in control at Bethpage

19th May 2019, 08:57

Brooks Koepka is closing in on a fourth major after maintaining his seven-stroke lead at the US PGA Championship on day three.

Golf

McIlroy wanted more in third round

18th May 2019, 20:28

Rory McIlroy was left to rue an indifferent third round as he struggled to make an impact on Saturday at the US PGA Championship.

Golf

Wood says illness cost him at US PGA

18th May 2019, 18:27

Masters champion Tiger Woods says illness was one of the reasons behind his early exit from the US PGA Championship.

Recent Sport Headlines

Fulham

Fulham eye Assombalonga deal

21st May 2019, 10:16

Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga has reportedly emerged as a summer target for Fulham.

Tennis

Kerber puts career Slam talk to one side

21st May 2019, 10:05

Angelique Kerber can complete a career Grand Slam at the French Open but she is trying not to put extra pressure on herself.

Alaves

Celtic defender linked with Alaves

21st May 2019, 10:02

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic is being linked with a move to Alaves as a possible replacement for Guillermo Maripan.

Cricket

England hand Archer World Cup chance

21st May 2019, 10:01

Jofra Archer has been included in England's World Cup squad but Joe Denly and David Willey have missed out.

Horse Racing Previews

Sing A Winning Song At Wolverhampton

21st May 2019, 09:54

Quick Return To Racecourse To Ring A Bell

Napoli

Napoli target defender

21st May 2019, 09:39

Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier is a target for Napoli, who have also ruled out Kalidou Koulibaly leaving for Manchester United.

Crystal Palace

Palace confirm Wickham extension

21st May 2019, 09:24

Connor Wickham has extended his stay at Crystal Palace until the summer of 2021.

Bayern Munich

City ace could join Bayern

21st May 2019, 09:23

Bayern Munich have a chance of signing Leroy Sane following reports Manchester City could sanction the deal.