10 Apr 2011

McIlroy leads heading into final day at Augusta

11:22 am on 10 April 2011

The young Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy will take a four-shot lead into the final day of the Masters after a two under par third round at Augusta National.

The 21-year-old's 12 under ahead of Australian Jason Day, South Korea's KJ Choi, South African Charl Schwartzel and Argentina's Angel Cabrera.

Tiger Woods shot two birdies and four bogeys including the 18th hole to card a two-over 74 and drop to seven shots behind McIlroy in a share of ninth.

Arch-rival and compatriot Phil Mickelson's two shots further down the leaderboard after a one-under 71.