Ile Bizard, QC (SportsNetwork.com) -
Michael Putnam and Tim Petrovic fired matching 6-under 64s on Thursday to share the lead at the RBC Canadian Open.
Petrovic has one career win on the PGA Tour, while Putnam is seeking his first win on tour.
Kyle Stanley and amateur Taylor Pendrith each carded a 5-under 65 at Royal Montreal Golf Club to share second place.
Former Masters winner Charl Schwartzel headlines a group of 11 players tied for fifth at 4-under 66. He is joined by Justin Hicks, Charlie Wi, Greg Chalmers, Nick Watney, Robert Allenby, Troy Merritt, Bo Van Pelt, Dicky Pride, Jason Bohn and Joel Dahmen.
McIlroy overpowers Hoylake
By Kevin Currie, Golf Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Armed with a 6-stroke lead entering the final round, pundits wondered what Rory McIlroy's game plan would be on Sunday at the Open Championship.
Would he get conservative because of his lead? Or would he continue to overpower Royal Liverpool?
Those questions were answered on the first tee when McIlroy pulled out driver and crushed another prodigious drive down the middle of the fairway. Nearly an inch of rain fell after Saturday's play and with the softer fairways, it was an easy decision for the now three-time major champion.