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.
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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.