Bogey-free round puts Rory McIlroy right in contention at the Tour Championship

He is just two off the leaders

BY Raf Diallo 20:36 Saturday 24 September 2016, 20:36 24 Sep 2016

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks down the fairway after teeing off the second hole during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Rory McIlroy is just two shots off the joint leaders heading into the final round at the Tour Championship.

The World No 3 carded a 66 in his third round to put himself on 6-under.

That is just two behind US pair Dustin Johnson and Kevin Chappell who are both on 8-under heading into the fourth and final round.

McIlroy, who managed his first bogey-free round of the tournament, is in a tie for third with Ryan Moore also on 6-under. 

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama is just behind them on 5-under in fifth.

If McIlroy wants to claim the season-ending FedEx Cup series he will have to overtake Johnson. 

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