Wells Fargo International - R3

McIlroy two shots off lead heading into final round at Quail Hollow

May 02-05
Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
$7,900,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Rory McIlroy shot a third-round 68 at the Wells Fargo Championship
Rory McIlroy shot a third-round 68 at the Wells Fargo Championship (Chuck Burton/AP)

Rory McIlroy was two shots off the pace heading into the final round at the Wells Fargo Championship after carding a three-under 68 on a rain-hit third day in Charlotte.

The Northern Irishman, celebrating his 30th birthday, shared the top spot after an opening 66 but had to settle for a 70 in round two.

Quail Hollow saw two rain delays on day three, each lasting just over an hour, but that did not dampen the spirits of the crowd who greeted McIlroy with a rendition of Happy Birthday at the first tee.

The four-time major champion parred his way through the first six holes and made his first birdie of the day on the par-five seventh, reaching the turn at one under.


Three more birdies and just one dropped shot followed on the back nine as McIlroy headed back to the clubhouse on nine under. He is aiming to win the event for a third time.

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“This golf course really rewards patience and rewards discipline. And I feel like I was both of those today,” McIlroy told the PGA Tour website.

Joel Dahmen, Jason Dufner and Max Homa were in a three-way tie for the lead.

Dufner, the overnight leader, followed up his second-round 63 with a 71 after making back-to-back bogeys through holes 11 and 12.

The former US PGA champion recovered with birdies on the 14th and 15th to move to 11 under.

Homa and Dahmen, who mixed a double-bogey with an eagle, four birdies and three bogeys, both signed for a 70 to sit alongside Dufner, with fellow American Pat Perez on 10 under.


England’s Justin Rose was on eight under after a 68, with countryman Paul Casey a shot further back after a bogey-free 66 containing two eagles.

Irishman Seamus Power was also four shots off the lead.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Max Homa
USA
-11
69
63
70
202
T1
Jason Dufner
USA
-11
68
63
71
202
T1
Joel Dahmen
USA
-11
66
66
70
202
4
Pat Perez
USA
-10
69
68
66
203
5
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-9
66
70
68
204
6
Justin Rose
ENG
-8
70
67
68
205
T7
Paul Casey
ENG
-7
69
71
66
206
T7
Seamus Power
IRL
-7
69
68
69
206
T9
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-6
69
73
65
207
T9
Rickie Fowler
USA
-6
71
70
66
207
T9
Doc Redman
USA
-6
70
70
67
207
T9
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-6
68
71
68
207
T9
Patrick Reed
USA
-6
67
69
71
207
T14
Keith Mitchell
USA
-5
68
74
66
208
T14
Colt Knost
USA
-5
73
68
67
208
T14
Adam Schenk
USA
-5
67
74
67
208
T14
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-5
72
67
69
208
T14
Aaron Wise
USA
-5
69
70
69
208
T19
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-4
76
66
67
209
T19
Kyle Stanley
USA
-4
69
69
71
209
T19
Martin Laird
SCO
-4
67
71
71
209
T22
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-3
73
69
68
210
T22
Nate Lashley
USA
-3
71
70
69
210
T22
John Senden
AUS
-3
68
73
69
210
T22
Jim Knous
USA
-3
68
72
70
210
T22
Kevin Streelman
USA
-3
71
69
70
210
T22
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-3
70
69
71
210
T28
Bud Cauley
USA
-2
73
70
68
211
T28
Cody Gribble
USA
-2
71
72
68
211
T28
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-2
74
69
68
211
T28
Ryan Blaum
USA
-2
71
72
68
211
T28
Webb Simpson
USA
-2
69
73
69
211
T28
Brice Garnett
USA
-2
70
71
70
211
T28
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-2
67
74
70
211
T28
Shawn Stefani
USA
-2
76
65
70
211
T28
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-2
74
67
70
211
T28
Chez Reavie
USA
-2
70
71
70
211
T28
Lucas Glover
USA
-2
70
69
72
211
T28
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-2
68
70
73
211
T28
Brendon Todd
USA
-2
68
70
73
211
T28
Jason Day
AUS
-2
68
69
74
211
T42
Chase Wright
USA
-1
71
72
69
212
T42
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-1
73
70
69
212
T42
Brian Harman
USA
-1
68
75
69
212
T42
Daniel Berger
USA
-1
73
69
70
212
T42
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-1
72
70
70
212
T42
Bill Haas
USA
-1
69
72
71
212
T42
Alex Prugh
USA
-1
73
68
71
212
T42
Matt Jones
AUS
-1
70
70
72
212
T42
Richy Werenski
USA
-1
70
69
73
212
T51
Julian Etulain
ARG
Par
73
70
70
213
T51
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
Par
73
70
70
213
T51
Brandon Harkins
USA
Par
73
69
71
213
T51
Roberto Diaz
MEX
Par
70
72
71
213
T51
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
Par
72
70
71
213
T51
Kramer Hickok
USA
Par
72
69
72
213
T51
Jimmy Walker
USA
Par
71
70
72
213
T51
Tony Finau
USA
Par
72
69
72
213
T59
Luke List
USA
1
75
68
71
214
T59
Nick Taylor
CAN
1
67
75
72
214
T59
J. J. Henry
USA
1
70
72
72
214
T59
Harris English
USA
1
71
71
72
214
T59
Nick Watney
USA
1
70
72
72
214
T59
Trey Mullinax
USA
1
72
69
73
214
T59
Adam Long
USA
1
70
71
73
214
T59
Jason Kokrak
USA
1
70
70
74
214
T67
Wes Roach
USA
2
70
71
74
215
T67
Tom Hoge
USA
2
70
70
75
215
69
Zack Sucher
USA
3
72
71
73
216
T70
Hank Lebioda
USA
4
71
72
74
217
T70
Matthew Short
USA
4
76
67
74
217
T70
Brendan Steele
USA
4
72
70
75
217
T70
Beau Hossler
USA
4
69
72
76
217
74
Fabian Gomez
ARG
6
70
69
80
219
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
2
73
71
144
CUT
Brandon Hagy
USA
2
72
72
144
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
2
72
72
144
CUT
John Chin
USA
2
75
69
144
CUT
Keegan Bradley
USA
2
70
74
144
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
2
73
71
144
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
2
71
73
144
CUT
Zach Johnson
USA
2
70
74
144
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
3
71
74
145
CUT
Cameron Champ
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
3
72
73
145
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
3
74
71
145
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
3
74
71
145
CUT
Roberto Castro
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
3
74
71
145
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
3
74
71
145
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
4
74
72
146
CUT
Cameron Davis
AUS
4
75
71
146
CUT
Chad Collins
USA
4
76
70
146
CUT
Charles Howell III
USA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
4
76
70
146
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
4
71
75
146
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
4
74
72
146
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
4
70
76
146
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
4
74
72
146
CUT
Broc Everett
USA
5
78
69
147
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
5
71
76
147
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
5
74
73
147
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
5
74
73
147
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
5
77
70
147
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
5
73
74
147
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
5
74
73
147
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
5
70
77
147
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
5
72
75
147
CUT
Phil Mickelson
USA
5
71
76
147
CUT
Sam Saunders
USA
5
75
72
147
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
5
72
75
147
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
5
75
72
147
CUT
Alvaro Ortiz
MEX
6
77
71
148
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
6
71
77
148
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
6
73
75
148
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
6
75
73
148
CUT
Johnson Wagner
USA
6
79
69
148
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
6
76
72
148
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
6
73
75
148
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
6
76
72
148
CUT
Billy Hurley III
USA
7
79
70
149
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
7
75
74
149
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
7
77
72
149
CUT
Nathan Stamey
USA
7
77
72
149
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
7
75
74
149
CUT
Wyndham Clark
USA
7
74
75
149
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
8
79
71
150
CUT
Chip McDaniel
USA
8
75
75
150
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
8
78
72
150
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
8
75
75
150
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
8
75
75
150
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
9
75
76
151
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
10
71
81
152
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
10
75
77
152
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
10
79
73
152
CUT
Scott Langley
USA
10
78
74
152
CUT
Seth Reeves
USA
10
76
76
152
CUT
Steve Scott
USA
10
75
77
152
CUT
Mathew Goggin
AUS
11
76
77
153
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
12
77
77
154
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
12
76
78
154
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
12
79
75
154
CUT
Will MacKenzie
USA
12
75
79
154
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
USA
15
78
79
157
RET
Gary Woodland
USA
Par
73
70
74
217
RET
J. B. Holmes
USA
Par
80
80
RET
Sam Burns
USA
Par
77
77
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