McIlroy two shots behind leader Watson

Rory McIlroy

McIlroy is playing his first event of the year on the US PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy will go into the final round of the Northern Trust Open in California two strokes behind leader Bubba Watson.

The Northern Irishman, ranked third in the world, shot a third-round 67 to move to 10 under for the tournament.

Watson also shot 67 for 12 under to lead by one from fellow Americans Jason Kokrak, Chez Reavie and Dustin Johnson.

McIlroy is in a group of five players that includes Australian Adam Scott and South Korea’s KJ Choi.

More to follow.

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