Wells Fargo Championship 2021, Day 3: Mitchell leads, McIlroy & Woodland T2


Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow, Charlotte, NC:  6-9 May 2021, Day 3

Keith Mitchell leads; Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland T2

From Cameron Morfit, PGA TOUR:

Quail Hollow Club is a big ballpark, and none of the top four players through 54 holes at the Wells Fargo Championship – Keith Mitchell (66, leader by two), Rory McIlroy (68, T2), Gary Woodland (70, T2), Luke List (68, 4th) – gets shortchanged off the tee.

They also have something else in common: Each could really use a win...

...“Just so cool to play in an atmosphere like that again,” McIlroy said after making five birdies and one double-bogey in a tale of two nines (31-37) on Saturday. “I've missed it. I didn't think I would miss it as much as I did, but I really have. … I'm excited about tomorrow.”  Read more

From AP

After closing with an 82 in the Valspar Championship last week, Mitchell discovered his putter was out of alignment. He had it bent back to the right specifications, avoided mistakes that slowed so many others, and now has a chance at a second PGA TOUR victory...

McIlroy will be right there along for the ride.

A two-time winner at Quail Hollow, McIlroy raced out to the lead, steadied himself after a double bogey on the 12th hole when his drive hit a cart path, and shot 68...  Read more

From the BBC:

Rory McIlroy goes into the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship in joint second after firing a three-under-par 68 on Saturday.  The Northern Irishman, who is aiming for a third win in the event, is seven under after a round including five birdies and a double bogey.

Gary Woodland is also seven under at Quail Hollow with the pair two behind American leader Keith Mitchell.

England's Matt Wallace is four under with Shane Lowry back on six over.

Open champion Lowry struggled to a 75 while Wallace, who shared the overnight lead, posted a 73 in North Carolina.

McIlroy picked up four shots on the front nine to move to the top of the leaderboard but a double bogey at the 12th saw him drop back.  Read more

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