Henrik Stenson, of Sweden, acknowledges the crowd after making his putt on the seventh green during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Friday, March 20, 2015.(AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
Reinhold Matay
March 21, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Henrik Stenson of Sweden made a 20-foot eagle and a tap-in birdie over the last three holes at Bay Hill to seize control Saturday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Stenson had his second straight 6-under 66 for a two-shot lead over Morgan Hoffmann, who had a 71.

Six players were separated by three shots going into the final round, including defending champion Matt Every.

Rory McIlroy looked as if he would be among them. The world's No. 1 player pulled within one shot of the lead on the back nine until he made three straight bogeys.

McIlroy missed a 3-foot par putt on the 15th and took bogey on the par-5 16th. He had to settle for a 71 and was six back.

Stenson was at 16-under 200.

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