McIlroy confident he can shoot down Schauffele on Sunday

Rory McIlroy has narrowed the gap on leader Xander Schauffele and is now just one shot behind the American heading into the final day of the Wells Fargo Championship.

The Northern Irishman delivered his second consecutive bogey-free performance with a four-under-par 67 on Saturday, firing four birdies to set up an exciting finale at Quail Hollow in Charlotte on Sunday.

Reflecting on his impressive showing, McIlroy expressed satisfaction with his play, drawing a humorous comparison with the World Number 1: “Two straight bogey-free rounds, this is what it must feel like to be Scottie Scheffler.”

He added, “I think I’ve held out pretty well for the most part inside six feet, and then I think because I know this golf course so well, I’ve missed it in the right spots when I have missed the green.”

“To play two rounds in a row on this golf course in these conditions bogey-free is a bit of a feather in my cap, I’m pretty proud of that.”

Meanwhile, Xander Schauffele experienced his toughest day of the tournament thus far, carding a one-under-par 70 featuring two birdies and a bogey.

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