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It’s been two years since Rory McIlroy has done both of these things on the PGA Tour

It’s been two years since Rory McIlroy has done both of these things on the PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy could get used to this type of flawless golf.

A day after notching five birdies as part of a bogey-free 67 at The Summit Club, McIlroy again kept the blemishes off the scorecard while opening up the scoring floodgates. He totaled eight birdies and a closing eagle to fire 10-under 62 and move into contention at the CJ Cup.

McIlroy’s 62 marked his best score on Tour since he shot the same number in the third round of the 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, and it included a stretch of five straight birdies, at Nos. 3-7.

“I played an eight-hole stretch yesterday in even par, I made eight pars in row. It was nice to finish with a birdie last night,” McIlroy said. “Then today I played a stretch of golf, played nine holes in 6 under and all of a sudden you feel a little better about yourself. Yeah, I mean the big thing is I’ve played the last two days keeping it in the short stuff and I haven’t made any bogeys. That’s huge.

“I said to [my caddie] Harry [Diamond] yesterday, I can’t remember the last time I played a round of golf without a bogey and now I’ve played two rounds in a row, so that’s nice to see.”

Ancer, McIlroy feed off each other at CJ Cup

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