Tiger Woods comes out on top in a head-to-head encounter with Rory McIlroy in the third round, but both drop on the Northern Trust scoreboard
- McIlroy shot a 74 and starts the final lap in 69th place out of 70
- Woods wasn’t much better, shooting 73rd to 68th place with the Northern Trust
- Scottie Scheffler (59) and Dustin Johnson (60) set the pace on Friday
After the Friday fireworks of Scottie Scheffler (59) and Dustin Johnson (60), it would be tempting to think that the Boston course was way too easy for the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Probably not an opinion that is best expressed within earshot of Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy.
Together in the third round on Saturday, the two most decorated players of their generation looked like they were playing Carnoustie on a bad day.
Tiger Woods, yes, and Rory McIlory had plenty to talk about over lunch after their third round
It would be nice to know what happened to the real Rory during the shutdown as this pale imitation is definitely starting to annoy.
Over a front nine played in 27 shots by Johnson the previous day, McIlroy needed 13 more strokes as he ran into two triple bogeys.
He finished with a 74 and will start the final lap as 69th out of 70.
Woods wasn’t much better, shooting 73 and was 68th at the start of his ambitious streak of four events in five weeks, culminating in the US Open at Winged Foot.
Woods claimed the bragging rights for McIlroy during their Saturday meeting
At the Wales Open at Celtic Manor, Connor Syme hopes to do one more step than last week as he looks for a first tour win.
Seven days ago he lost it to the Englishman Sam Horsfield. This time he is level with the Swede Sebastian Soderberg.