British Open at a glance

The Associated Press

A brief look at the third round Saturday at the British Open:

LEADING: Rory McIlroy shot a 4-under 68 and is at 16-under 200 overall.

TRAILING: Rickie Fowler is six strokes behind, with Sergio Garcia another shot back.

BIG ADVANTAGE: McIlroy has the largest 54-hole edge at the British Open since Tiger Woods also led by six at St. Andrews in 2000.

GOOD ODDS: No player has ever blown a six-shot lead on the final day at golf's oldest major championship.

SHOT OF THE DAY: McIlroy's 5-iron from 239 yards rolled up 10 feet from the cup at No. 18, setting up his second eagle.

WHERE'S TIGER: Nowhere close to the lead. Woods had a double bogey and a triple bogey on the way to a 73 that left him 19 shots behind McIlroy.

DEFENDING CHAMP: Phil Mickelson didn't get the score he needed in prime conditions for going low. He was 15 shots behind after a 71.

TWO TEES: The R&A's unprecedented decision to start early off two tees looked justified when heavy rain pounded Royal Liverpool less than an hour after the round ended.

NOTEWORTHY: With another round in the 60s, McIlroy would tie or beat the major championship record for the lowest score in relation to par - Woods' 19-under score at the 2000 British Open.

QUOTEWORTHY: ''I've been in this position before, and I've been able to convert, and I've been able to get the job done.'' - McIlroy, on his comfort at holding a big lead as he goes for his third major title.

TEE TIMES (All times EDT): McIlroy, Fowler, 9:40 a.m.; Garcia, Dustin Johnson, 9:30 a.m.; Adam Scott, Matteo Manassero, 9:10 a.m.

TELEVISION (All times EDT): 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., ESPN.

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