ATLANTA — Rory McIlroy made up a two-shot deficit on Billy Horschel on Saturday in the Tour Championship. They square off again Sunday with $10 million riding on the outcome.
McIlroy atoned for a pair of three-putt bogeys by rolling in a 25-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole. He closed with a superb par save from thick grass behind the 18th green for a 3-under 67.
Horschel led by as many as three shots during the third round until he started missing fairways and made two bogeys. He had a 69.
They were at 9-under 201.
Jim Furyk, still with a chance to win the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus, had a 67 and was two shots back. Rickie Fowler (67) and Justin Rose (66) were three behind.
KIM LEADS WEBB BY 1 SHOT: In Evian-Les-Bains, France, Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea goes into the final round of the Evian Championship with a one-shot lead over veteran Karrie Webb.
Contenders struggled for form on Saturday in an error-strewn third round, with Kim hitting four bogeys on the front nine before recovering for a 1-over 72. Her remarkable 61 on Thursday was the lowest score in major history.
Webb was somewhat more consistent, with four birdies and three bogeys in a 1-under 70, leaving the 39-year-old with a great chance of an eighth career major.
Mi-Jung Hur of South Korea is two behind Kim at 6 under overall.
PAUL CASEY NARROWLY MISSES 59: In Zandvoort, Netherlands, Romain Wattel of France shot his third consecutive round in the 60s on Saturday to take the KLM Open lead at 14 under as Paul Casey narrowly missed the first ever 59 on the European Tour.
STERNE, FATHAUER, THOMAS SHARE LEAD: In Columbus, Ohio, South Africa’s Richard Sterne shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Derek Fathauer and Justin Thomas in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the third of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals.
Sterne had an eagle, four birdies and two bogeys to match Fathauer and Thomas at 5-under 208 on Ohio State’s wind-swept Scarlet Course.
Fathauer had a 76 after opening with rounds of 63 and 69 to open a three-stroke lead. He was 13th on the Web.com Tour’s regular-season money list to secure a 2014-15 PGA Tour card.
Thomas shot 72.