- Korea Open
McIlroy out of contention after miserable third round
After promising rounds of 71 and 69 to sit just two off the lead at the Korea Open, Rory McIlroy endured a miserable third day to fall 10 shots behind leader Kim Hyung-Tae.
McIlroy, world No. 1 at the start of the year, is yet to win this season - a record which looks set to continue after a 75 saw the Northern Irishman plummet down the leaderboard at Woo Jeong Hill Country Club in Seoul.
But having had a month away from competitive golf, the two-time major champion, now sixth in the rankings, reached the turn level par after a birdie and bogey, but a double-bogey at the par-4 10th and further bogeys at 11 and 15 means he will head into the final round in a tie for 13th place at 1-over par.
"Last time here [in 2011] I shot 64 in the last round so it would need something probably similar or a little better to have a chance,'' McIlroy said.
"A frustrating day because I was in contention after two days, and if you shoot a solid score today you're right in there. I've just got to go out there tomorrow and shoot the best score that I can.''
Kim, meanwhile, commands a four-shot lead after a flawless 66 saw him to 9-under, ahead of overnight leader Hong Soon-Sang on 5-under.
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