Rory McIlroy leads by six shots going into final day

Rory McIlroy is in pole position heading into the final day of The Open at Royal Liverpool after posting a four-under-par third-round 68.

Rory McIlroy carded a four-under-par third round 68 at Royal Liverpool to open up a six-shot gap at the top of the leaderboard.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates holing an eagle putt on the 16th green during the third round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 19, 2014© Getty Images

The Northern Irishman will take the considerable lead into the final round of The Open tomorrow after two eagles on the last three holes to extend his overnight lead by a further two shots.

Ricky Fowler seemed to have closed the gap as he was six-under after just 12 holes earlier in the day, but three bogeys in the next four holes saw all of the American's work come undone. Nonetheless, he still managed to card a third-round 68 to remain six shots behind McIlroy.

Sergio Garcia carded 69 to take him to nine-under and third place, while Dustin Johnson and Victor Dubuisson are a shot further behind on eight-under-par.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates a birdie putt on the 17th green during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 18, 2014
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