September 13, 2014
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from the 17th fairway during the third round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. McIlroy is tied for the lead with Billy Horschel at 9 under par. (AP Photo/John Am
John Amis

ATLANTA (AP) Rory McIlroy made up a two-shot deficit on Billy Horschel on Saturday in the Tour Championship. They square off again Sunday with $10 million riding on the outcome.

McIlroy atoned for a pair of three-putt bogeys by rolling in a 25-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole. He closed with a superb par save from thick grass behind the 18th green for a 3-under 67.

Horschel led by as many as three shots during the third round until he started missing fairways and made two bogeys. He had a 69.

They were at 9-under 201.

Jim Furyk, still with a chance to win the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus, had a 67 and was two shots back. Rickie Fowler (67) and Justin Rose (66) were three behind.

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