His momentum stalled but he is just two off the lead
Rory McIlroy is two off the lead heading into the final round at the WGC Championship in Mexico.
The overnight leader started the day on 9-under after an excellent second round on Friday.
Although he remains well in contention for tournament victory, a more inconsistent third round meant he wasn't able to make use of his platform.
Instead American Justin Thomas tops the leaderboard on 12-under, ahead of World No 1 golfer Dustin Johnson, who is one shot behind in second.
What a day for Phil...— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 4, 2017
FIR: 4 of 14
GIR: 8 of 18
Scrambling: 7 of 10
Score: 68 (-3) pic.twitter.com/fmB8dcM4sv
McIlroy is in a tie for third alongside multiple major winner Phil Mickelson on 10-under after picking one shot in his third round.
Starting the day with a birdie on the 1st, the Northern Irishman then bogeyed the next two holes to stall his momentum.
He then birdied the 6th, before a bogey on the 8th. However another birdie on the 9th set him for a less eventful back nine where a single birdie on the 11th was the highlight.
Jordan has a renewed confidence after a Saturday 63.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 4, 2017
"If we did it today, we could do it tomorrow." pic.twitter.com/PoVdvKGSpx
Further back, Jordan Spieth is on 7-under, while Sergio Garcia (6-under), Jimmy Walker (4-under), Hideki Matsuyama (3-under) and Rickie Fowler (2-under) are also among those who were out on course.