June 5 2011
DUBLIN, Ohio – Rory McIlroy closed with a 62 to make up a four-stroke deficit when he won the Wells Fargo Championship just over a year ago.
Will history repeat itself on Sunday at the Memorial Tournament? McIlroy is making another charge at Muirfield Village right now.
The 22-year-old Northern Irishman has just birdied his fourth straight hole to move to 11 under. Trouble is, Steve Stricker is making birdies, too – and he’s gotten to 15 under with his third in his first five holes.
McIlroy is currently tied for second with Matt Kuchar, who tapped in for his third birdie at No. 6. Dustin Johnson, Gary Woodland, Brandt Jobe and Jonathan Byrd are tied for fourth at 10 under.
McIlroy’s birdie binge began at the par-5 fifth where he two-putted from 22 feet for birdie. He added 5-footer at No. 6, two-putted from 39 feet at the seventh and made a 20-footer at No. 8.