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Rory McIlroy shoots 65 to get in contention at Quail Hollow

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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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.

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