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Rory McIlroy in contention going into final round of RBS Heritage


World number one Rory McIlroy put the RBS Heritage's coronavirus issue to one side to shoot a third-round 66 and significantly improve his position at Hilton Head in South Carolina.


he Co Down native was one of the players to have contact with Nick Watney on Friday shortly before the American tested positive for Covid-19 and withdrew from the event.


The eight-under round follows a seven under on Friday and saw him move 21 places up the leaderboard where he sits tied with Abraham Ancer, Ryan Palmer and Webb Simpson.


The leaderboard at Hilton Head in South Carolina remains tight with 17 players within three shots of the lead ahead of Sunday's final round.


Rory McIlroy lines up a shot on the 9th green during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


Rory McIlroy lines up a shot on the 9th green during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)






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