There was good news and bad news for golfer Rory McIlroy on Saturday.
Good news: The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland, who recently had a much-publicized breakup with fiance Caroline Wozniacki, shot a third-round 69 to move into a fourth-place tie in the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England.
Bad news: Thomas Bjorn of Denmark -- the same country from which Wozniacki hails, birdied seven of his last eight holes to shake off a double-bogey start to his day and open a five-shot lead heading into the final round. Bjorn is at 15-under-par 201 for the tournament.
England's Luke Donald, a two-time winner of the event, is in second at 206 after birdieing the final two holes to shoot a third-round 68.
Ireland's Shane Lowry, who was tied with Bjorn after 36 holes, is in third after struggling to a 73.
Which means McIlroy is seven shots back along with Joost Luiten of the Netherlands. Luiten tied for low round of the day with Bjorn and England's Anthony Wall at 67.
“I've had big leads and let them slip, and come from behind and won, so there's a lot of ways to win,” McIlroy said of being in fourth, seven shots off the lead. “There is still 18 holes of golf to go, but I'm going to need something very special.”Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times