San Antonio • Rory McIlroy matched the low round of the day with a 5-under par 67 and moved within three shots of the lead at the Texas Open on Friday, continuing his last-minute preparations for next week's Masters.
The world's No. 2 golfer, who decided to play in the tournament late last week, had seven birdies including his final three holes and overcame a bogey on No. 9 after driving into the rough and catching his left shin on a cactus.
"It was a good way to finish," McIlroy said. "It will definitely make dinner taste a little nicer tonight and give me a couple of more hours in bed tomorrow morning."