Rory McIlroy on a hot streak at British Masters after feasting on a spicy curry

RORY McILROY warmed up for ‘shifting day’ at the British Masters with a spicy curry —  and was hot stuff as he charged into rivalry.

McIlroy shot a sensible six-beneath sixty four at Shut Home in Northumberland to go away him simply two photographs off the lead.

 Rory McIlroy certainly put the wind up his opponents at the British Masters

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Rory McIlroy definitely put the wind up his opponents at the British Masters
 A spicy curry inspired the Irishman to card a six-under par 64

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A spicy curry impressed the Irishman to card a six-underneath par sixty four

However he admitted he thought he may wrestle with a few downwind photographs!

He stated: “I had a hot curry final night time and there was just one quantity on my thoughts strolling to the primary tee!

“However I began properly for the primary time this week and that settled me down. I had a good run of birdies and that basically received the aggressive juices flowing once more.

“Once I obtained right here, I stated I wasn’t going to get too labored up about pushing for a first win of the yr in these two occasions I’ve received left to play.

“However that mindset modifications when you drive your approach into rivalry. I’m not that far again any extra. I simply should exit and play aggressive, attacking golf once more and see the place it takes me.”

McIlroy appears to have developed an obsession together with his weight-reduction plan this week.

He talked about how he wanted to chop down on the cake and junk meals earlier than the event started however at least he appeared joyful to  feast on birdies.

The third spherical is conventional referred to as ‘shifting day’ and the one main gamers who did not take a step ahead have been in a single day chief Tyrrell Hatton and event host Lee Westwood.

However David Lingmerth received himself within the image with a beautiful sixty two, whereas fellow Swede Robert Karlsson edged in entrance by a shot after his sixty seven.

 Lee Westwood must have felt like a drink after the wheels came off his third round on the easiest hole

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Lee Westwood should have felt like a drink after the wheels got here off his third spherical on the simplest gap
 Swede Robert Karlsson edged in front by a shot after his 67

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Swede Robert Karlsson edged in entrance by a shot after his sixty seven
 Tyrrell Hatton failed to take a step forward at Close House

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Tyrrell Hatton did not take a step ahead at Shut Home

Hatton will hope he has received his dangerous spherical out of the best way together with his disappointing seventy one, whereas Westwood appeared much more irritated at his degree-par 70.

Westy claimed three early birdies to climb into a share of the lead and with, six to play, he had stretched his bogey-free run to forty eight holes.

However the wheels got here off on best gap this week, the 526-yard thirteenth. Westwood  drove into thick tough, had  two makes an attempt to hack it out and made an unsightly bogey.

He  dropped one other on 14  and was steaming when a third bogey at  18 left him the place he began — three off the tempo.

THIRD ROUND LEADERBOARD – 198  R Karlsson (Swe) sixty seven; 199 R Ramsay sixty five, P Dunne sixty five,  T Hatton seventy one, I Poulter sixty eight, G Storm sixty seven; 200 R McIlroy sixty four,  C Hanson sixty nine, S Lowry sixty six, D Lingmerth (Swe) sixty two, G Coetzee (SA) sixty five.

RORY McILROY warmed up for ‘shifting day’ at the British Masters with a spicy curry —  and was hot stuff as he charged into rivalry.

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