After a battle to the wire at the British Open two weeks ago, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia once again hold down the top two spots on the leaderboard after Day 3 of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, OH.
This time, however, the roles are reversed.
Garcia took the lead at Firestone South with the round of his life on Friday, tying the course record with a 61. On Saturday, he shot a 67 to maintain his three-shot lead at 14 under par.
McIlroy finished strong with 66, sitting in second place at 11 under par and setting up Sunday's duel. This time, it will be the Irishman's turn to try to come from behind while the Spaniard tries to fend him off.
Earlier in the day the news was not so good for Tiger Woods. Another day of erratic driving left him with a two-over 72 on Saturday. He's one over for the tournament.
Phil Mickelson posted his best round of the week, a 69, but remains three over after three days of competition.
Though officials started Round 3 early in an attempt to get ahead of thunderstorms in the Akron area, 22 players waited out a weather delay of more than three hours before finishing out their rounds.
Garcia has eight PGA tour wins to his credit, but has never won a major. If he adds his ninth PGA win on Sunday, it will also set him up nicely for next week's major—the PGA Championship.
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