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McIlroy on course for first Open title

Updated 2301 GMT (0701 HKT) July 19, 2014
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Rory McIlroy extended his lead to six shots on Saturday. The Northern Irishman shot a four-under par 68 to finish on 16-under par with 18 holes remaining. Andrew Redington/Getty Images
Rickie Fowler will be paired with McIlroy in the final round after claiming second outright on Saturday. The American's round included eight birdies and four bogeys. Andrew Redington/Getty Images
Sergio Garcia is also in contention again at the Open Championship but may have too much to do on Sunday. The Spaniard's third round 69 leaves him on nine-under par. Andrew Redington/Getty Images
Like Garcia, Dustin Johnson could be ready to capitalize if McIlroy falters on Sunday. The powerful American is tied for third with the Spaniard on nine-under par. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Bad weather threatened to disrupt the third round, but the predicted thunderstorms skirted the course located on England's northwest coast. As a precaution, tournament officials started play early on Saturday with players teeing off from both the first and 10th holes -- a first in Open Championship history. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images