- Korea Open
McIlroy out of contention after miserable third roundESPN staff October 19, 2013 « Rumford equals course record as Ninyette leads in Perth | Johnson returns to Liverpool starting line-up »
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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