18 Jun '11, 8pm

Golf: McIlroy steady as rivals rally at US Open

Golf: McIlroy steady as rivals rally at US Open

BETHESDA, Maryland - Rory McIlroy might run away with the US Open the way Tiger Woods did in 2000 when he won by a majors-record 15 strokes, but he will have to fend off a trio of late chargers to do so. World No. 2 Lee Westwood, a 38-year-old Englishman with four top-three efforts in his past six majors, and Australian Jason Day, runner-up two months ago in his Masters debut, each fired six-under 65s in Saturday's third round. That left both in second on six-under 208 for the tournament, well back of runaway leader Rory McIlroy but in with a hope that the 22-year-old Ulsterman will fade in the last round as he did when up by four at this year's Masters. "The way he's playing out there, it's almost Tiger-esque," Day said. "It's unbelievable how good he's playing. He believes he's going to win several Majors and I believe that when he said it because he looks that confident...

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