Thus far, The Masters has been the Rory McIlroy show as the 22-year-old flies around Augusta National Golf Club, chewing up the competition in the process. McIlroy fired a third round 70 on moving day, the traditional name for the third round of the tournament as competitors move up, or down, the leaderboard ahead of the final round. Even without breaking 70, McIlroy widened his lead and now holds a four shot advantage heading into the final round of the 2011 Masters.
McIlroy came alive on the back nine, shooting a 2-under 34 coming in after an even par front nine. A bogey on No. 10 was negated by birdies No. 13, 15 and 17, the last of which came after a twisting putt to get to 2-under. But while McIlroy held on to his lead, the rest of the field behind him faltered, putting the young lad in an excellent position with 18 holes to go.
Tiger Woods appeared to have figured it out on Friday on the back nine, putting himself into contention with a 5-under round to close-in on McIlory. But Saturday was a letdown as Woods struggled everywhere on the course, finishing the day with a 2-over 74 to fall back to 5-under for the tournament, seven shots behind McIlroy. Even Jason Day faltered, shooting an even-par 72 while playing with McIlroy to stay at 8-under, and in a tie for second.
Day is joined in second by K.J. Choi, Angel Cabrera and Charl Schwartzel. Cabrera and Schwartzel took moving day to heart, firing a 5-under 67 and 4-under 68, respectively. Adam Scott and Luke Donald sit five strokes back and in a tie for sixth place. A full leaderboard can be found here.