The rebirth of Rory McIlroy probably won't happen in Korea.
McIlroy, who is winless in 2013, started the third round of the Kolon Korea Open just two shots behind the leader on Saturday, but proceeded to shoot 75, leaving him 10 shots behind the leader Kim Hyung-tae. The Guardian has the details:
He went out in level par at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club course near Cheonan after his only birdie of the day — at the par-five fifth — was cancelled out by a bogey at the next. A double-bogey six at the 10th was the first of four dropped shots in five holes as McIlroy, who has not won since changing his clubs at the start of the year, fell further behind to finish the day one-over for the tournament.
"It was weird. I actually started the round really well — I gave myself birdie chances on the first five holes, but missed a few of those," McIlroy said. "A frustrating day because I was in contention after two days and if you shoot a solid score today you're right in there tomorrow. I've just got to go out there tomorrow and shoot the best score that I can."
McIlroy didn't rule out a comeback on Sunday though.
"Last time here I shot 64 last round so it would need something probably similar or a little better to have a chance so that's what I'll try and do tomorrow," McIlroy said. Photo of Rory McIlroy at the Kolon Korea Open on Saturday (Getty Images).