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McIlroy in the lead going last round at Honda

BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Rory McIlroy is 18 away from his first PGA victory in 18 months, a chance to the world he is back on his game.

not the way McIlroy views the final at the Honda Classic.

McIlroy strong, avoided a big number a brilliant bogey in the middle and on the wind and water on the 16th for one final birdie Saturday gave him a 1-under 69 in the toughest and a two-shot lead over Henley at PGA National.

The 24-year-old Northern Ireland has come to this kind of performance.

been building and building getting my game to a level I feel it should be,» he »And I’m pretty at that point now.»


Tiger Woods on the 18th tee during the third of the Honda Classic golf Saturd

Saturday wasn’t easy.

might have saved his day a bogey on the par-3 seventh. He a penalty drop from a palmetto bush, and faced a off the pine straw across 20 of rough to an elevated green the pin toward the back right. The came off perfectly, and he holed the putt for bogey.

»It was one of the up-and-downs I’ve ever I guess,» McIlroy said. it was almost like a momentum I just bogeyed the last, but off that seventh green a bogey almost felt I had saved par or I had almost gained a on the field. It kept any momentum I had going to the next few holes.»

He out his round with a 5-iron the wind to 10 feet of the flag on the for a birdie, and then narrowly two birdie chances on the closing

McIlroy was at 12-under 198.


Tiger Woods after his putt falls on the 18th green during the round of the Honda

Asked the importance of winning on a major for the first time since the Tour Championship in Dubai at the end of and the first time since the BMW at Crooked Stick in 2012 on the PGA Boy Wonder grappled for the right

»It would be nice. It be my seventh PGA Tour win,» he »That’s what it is. No bigger, no

And I’ll go home and have a night and get up the next morning and go the Seminole Pro-Member. So it’s all

He also knows it’s not

Henley wasn’t doing special until he holed out 150 yards for eagle on No. 14, and then in a 50-foot birdie putt just off the green at the 17th for that gave him a 68 and put him in the last for the first time since he won the Open last year.

That’s the only time has won — in his debut as a PGA Tour — and he hasn’t been in situation since then. has only two top 10s since that win from Waikiki Beach at the of 2012. Now he has to chase one of golf’s stars, on a course where one players — Ernie Els in — has come from on the final day to win.


Rory McIlroy of Northern bites his golf club missing a birdie putt on the hole du

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»I’m trying not to pay to what Rory is doing,» said. »Obviously, he’s great and he’s been in situation a little bit more me. But I still have a lot of confidence and just going to try to play my and not worry about what doing too much.»

Russell Knox of Scotland had a 68 and was shots behind, while Vegas of Venezuela had a 66 and was another back.

Tiger Woods is in the game, but just barely.

matched the low round of the day. He was five players who shot 65, all the leaders teed off and the wind into gear, but it was enough to the No. 1 player 49 spots up the leaderboard and a tie for 17th.

Even so, he was seven behind. Woods has never won a PGA event when trailing by than five shots the last round.

»Today was a positive day,» said after his lowest in 10 rounds this year. the ball well and made putts and got myself back in the

It doesn’t figure to be easy for or anyone to track down who has converted the 54-hole lead in his four PGA Tour wins to the 2011 Masters, where he a four-shot lead. That includes the Honda Classic two which he won to rise to No. 1 in the world for the time.

»Definitely not a coincidence,» said. »I learned a lot day. I learned not to protect a lead. I should have stuck to the game plan, to my process, not look at the leaderboard, not at what other people are

And that’s the reason that 54-hole lead that had since, I’ve been to close the deal. Hopefully, I can that run going tomorrow.»

It would be a remarkable turnaround for who a year ago was so frustrated with his and high expectations that he off the course after 26 holes, a he vowed to never repeat.

still 18 holes to go,» he »But I’m feeling with where I am.»

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