WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational: Rory McIlroy leads after 62 in Memphis

McIlroy birdied the closing three holes to manual by one shot
WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational, 2d-spherical leaderboard
-12R McIlroy (NI);-11B Koepka (US);-10M Fitzpatrick (Eng);-9M Leishman (AUS), A Noren (Swe), J Rahm (Spa);-8B Horschel (US), I Poulter (Eng), T Olesen (Den)
Chosen others:-7T Fleetwood (Eng, J Thomas (US), B Watson (US), W Simpson (US);-6M Wallace (Eng);-5J Rose (Eng);-4T Hatton (Eng), J Spieth (US). P Reed

Rory McIlroy bounced motivate from his nightmare on the Delivery to manual the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational in Memphis with an eight-under third spherical of 62.

The Northern Irishman, who left out the cut in entrance of dwelling attend at Royal Portrush final week, birdied 9 holes including four of the final five.

He leads by one shot from US PGA winner Brooks Koepka (64), who carried out fourth in the Delivery.

England’s Matt Fitzpatrick, the chief at midway, is a shot extra motivate.

His compatriot Ian Poulter is four off the lead, with Tommy Fleetwood,runner-up on the Delivery to runner-up on the Delivery to Shane Lowry, on seven under.

McIlroy, who sealed his third successive birdie on the 18th with a 27-foot putt, talked about: “I’ve holed a form of putts this week, which is good.”

It near the 30-year-feeble will revel in a a predominant-ever Sunday pairing with fellow four-time predominant winner Koepka in the final crew for the closing spherical.

“Rory is having fun with with some heat,” Koepka talked about. “I’m simply going to enjoy to utilize it deep.”

Overnight chief Fitzpatrick had six birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey in a rollercoaster spherical of 69 because the five-time European Tour winner chases his first US PGA triumph.

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