Sunday, 06 March 2016
Rory McIlroy weighing up his putt on seven  (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy weighing up his putt on seven (Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy is looking for a repeat performance as he aims to claim a first title of the 2016 season at the World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship.

The Northern Irishman heads into the final round at Trump National Doral with a three-shot lead over Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott and is in the hunt for history in Florida.

Victory would make him just the third player after Tiger Woods and Geoff Ogilvy to win three WGC titles and also complete a European clean sweep in the four events.

The World Number Three has gone 71-65-68 this week and is hopeful, with scoring set to be tougher on Sunday due to higher winds, that another round in the 60s can get the job done.

"It's a bit breezier this morning so it's going to be a bit tougher than it has been, but if I can go out and play a controlled round of golf like I did yesterday and take advantage of the par fives and hit it to the right spots, then hopefully it should be good enough," he said.

"The wind has changed today. It's changed a bit each day, but in the most part it will play similar to how it did yesterday. A few holes, especially the second and third will play tough.

"You are going to have some chances, you will have some holes which will be downwind which you need to take advantage of and make some birdies.

If I could shoot another round in the 60s that would be great - Rory McIlroy

McIlroy is nine under for the par fives so far this week and has not dropped a shot since the second hole on Friday, with Saturday's round being his first blemish-free effort of the season.

Englishman Danny Willett and American duo Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson are all at seven under, five shots off the lead, two clear of the Spanish duo of Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Sergio Garcia, and India's Anirban Lahiri.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1SCOTT, AdamAUS18-12
2WATSON, BubbaUSA18-11
T3WILLETT, DannyENG18-10
T3MCILROY, RoryNIR18-10
5MICKELSON, PhilUSA18-9
6WALKER, JimmyUSA18-8

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