British Open: Rory McIlroy Feeling the Heat as Sergio Garcia Closes Within Two

Rory McIlroy who is chasing a third major after wins at the 2011 US Open and 2012 PGA Championship, looked less assured on the greens as he missed makeable putts that he was scoring with ease a day before.

updated: July 20, 2014 22:07 IST
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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy watches his shot from the 8th tee during his fourth round, on the final day of the 2014 British Open Golf Championship.


Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had seen his overnight lead slashed to just two shots as he entered the back nine during an absorbing final round at the British Open on Sunday at Hoylake.

Spaniard Sergio Garcia nailed three front nine birdies and an eagle at 10 to pile the pressure on the Northern Irishman, who was trying to keep the lid on his round after an opening hole birdie was followed by back-to-back bogeys at five and six.

American Rickie Fowler was also within touching distance on 11 under, five back after beginning the day as McIlroy's closest pursuer.

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