Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • NCAA FB
  • Tennis

Rory McIlroy shoots 65 to get in contention at Quail Hollow

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

More Golf: Leaderboard | Rankings | Schedule | Equipment | FedEx Cup | Masters

After a second-round 76 Rory McIlroy teed off early on Saturday and set fire to the course at the Wells Fargo Championship with a third-round 65.

The Ulsterman made eight birdies and a lone bogey to climb the leaderboard and get to 6 under for the tournament.

He'll still have work to do as Phil Mickelson set the pace early in the clubhouse at 11 under but in 2010 McIlroy shot 66-62 on the weekend to take home the title.

Will 2014 be a repeat?

"It depends on where the guys are at the end of today," McIlroy said. "If I'm still within four or five shots going into tomorrow, I think I'll have a chance. We'll see what happens."

McIlroy has certainly put himself in a position to grab the win.

Here's a look at his card from Saturday:

"I figured out what I needed to do out there," McIlroy said. "It was a really solid round of golf."

That it was.

For more golf news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnGolf and @KylePorterCBS on Twitter or Google+ and like us on Facebook.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

golf Video

September 18, 2014
Kenny Perry on the Doug Gottlieb Show (4:41)
1 August 25, 2014
Tiger Woods fires his coach
(1:22)
2 August 24, 2014
The Barclays recap
(2:16)
3 August 24, 2014
Jim Nantz does the ice bucket challenge
(1:26)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now