McIlroy takes 3-stroke lead in Shanghai Masters
SHANGHAI (AP) — U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to increase his lead to three strokes after the third round of the Shanghai Masters.
The 22-year-old star from Northern Ireland made seven birdies in another bogey-free round on Lake Malaren's Jack Nicklaus-designed Masters course to finish at 18-under 198.
American Anthony Kim was second after a 65.
South Korea's Noh Seung-yul was 14 under after a 67.
The 30 players are vying for the $2 million first prize, the richest in golf. All the top players are getting appearance money, and last place pays $25,000. Because the International Management Group-run event isn't sanctioned by a major tour, it doesn't have world-ranking points.
The World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions is next week at nearby Sheshan International.