20 Jul '14, 8am

McIlroy not getting carried away

McIlroy not getting carried away

Open Championship leader Rory McIlroy is taking nothing for granted despite a third-round 68 giving him a six-shot cushion heading into the final day. The Northern Irishman has been majestic all week and while he could not match his back-to-back 66s on Saturday, this round was arguably more impressive because of the way he responded to the challenge. When American Rickie Fowler birdied the 12th - picking up his sixth shot of the day - he drew level with McIlroy on 12 under. Within four holes the gap was extended to five after McIlroy eagled the 16th and another eagle at the last edged the gap wider even taking into account Fowler's birdie there moments earlier. The chasing pack may have little hope of catching the 25-year-old, who is looking to secure the third leg of a career grand slam having already won the US Open and US PGA, but he will not be complacent. "I've won fr...

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