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Rory McIlroy's big finish equals a big lead at British Open
Rory McIlroy's big finish equals a big lead at British Open

Watching his lead melt away at the British Open, Rory McIlroy might have crumbled. Instead, he shifted into overdrive. McIlroy recorded a birdie and two eagles in his final five holes to finish Saturday's third round at 16-under 200, taking a six-stroke cushion into the last day at Royal Liverpool. His impressive closing stretch kept him well ahead of Rickie Fowler, who had pulled even midway through the round. “I felt Rickie close to me. I was able to turn it on when I needed to,” the golfer from Northern Ireland said. “Now, it's about trying to control yourself, control your emotions, go out and play a good,...

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