The defending champion and four-time major winner from Ireland, Rory McIlroy, tied Tony Finau at 11-under par total after three rounds in the PGA Tour’s Canadian Open at St. George’s Golf Course in Toronto. Justin Thomas, the recent PGA Championship winner, is two strokes back and tied with Sam Burns, Alex Smalley and Wyndham Clark.
Two-time PGA Tour winner Finau, who has recently been knocking at the door a lot to win on the PGA Tour, shot his career Tour low round today and the low round today in the tournament–a 62. McIlroy, whose game has been on fire lately also, in which he finished second in the Masters in April, missed two eight foot birdie putts on the closing holes to barely miss having the sole lead.
McIlroy seems to be the crowd favorite for these Canadians, who were enjoying the warm weather and beautiful scenery that St. George’s offers. I think I played the Canadian Open there one year, but my memory ain’t what it used to be.