Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy admitted he felt ‘proud’ of himself after his third-round performance at the BMW Championship, where he finished one shot behind leader Justin Rose after firing a superb round of 63, Sky Sports report.
Despite making a double-bogey at the eighth, the 29-year-old instantly replied with an eagle at the ninth, helping him charge up the leaderboard on Saturday.
McIlroy, who will be team mates with Rose at the Ryder Cup later this month, made seven birdies during his round, finishing with an impressive 40-foot putt at the last to take him to 16 under for the tournament in Philadelphia.
Speaking after his round, McIlroy revealed he was happy with the way he responded to his blemish at the eighth on the back nine.
I thought I did really well after the double-bogey on the eighth hole out of the blue.
But I’m really proud of how I bounced back with the eagle, and then how I played the back nine. The conditions were getting a little difficult out there with the wind and it got a little chilly.
Former world number one Tiger Woods also has an outside chance of ending his five-year winless run on the tour, after he carded a bogey-free 66 which lifted him to 12 under par and in a tie for 11th, alongside fellow countryman Gary Woodland, Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson.