19 Jul '14, 8pm

By the back nine on Sunday, this thing will be pretty much over, writes @RyanLavnerGC:

By the back nine on Sunday, this thing will be pretty much over, writes @RyanLavnerGC:

HOYLAKE, England – They’ve already trashed tradition once this week, so what’s another? On Sunday, they might as well swap out the Open’s traditional yellow flags for something, say, white. This thing is over. Rory McIlroy made sure of that Saturday, slamming the door with two macho eagles in the last three holes for a 4-under 68 in conditions that were far better than anticipated at Royal Liverpool. At 16-under 200, Boy Wonder is six shots clear of Rickie Fowler (68) and seven ahead of Sergio Garcia (69) and Dustin Johnson (71). His six-shot advantage is the second-largest 54-hole lead at an Open in the past half-century, and even more history awaits McIlroy if – sorry, when – he closes it out on Sunday. Like Phil Mickelson a year ago, an Open victory would give McIlroy, just 25, the third leg of the career Grand Slam. “What would that mean?”he was asked afterward. “A lot...

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