Bridgestone Invitational: Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter tied second

Bridgestone Invitational: Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter tied second

McIlroy remained the most likely threat early on when he matched Thomas' birdie at the second, and Thomas then opened the door for the chasing pack when a poor drive led to a bogey at the sixth.

Playing in the final group with Rory McIlroy, the 25-year-old Thomas never let anyone closer than two shots of the lead. He hit it too hard, through the green, made bogey and missed birdie chances coming in.

The No. 3 player in the world finished at 15 under on the week, four clear of Kyle Stanley, who finished runner-up. "I just hit a lot of quality putts".

Day battled an error-riddled third round at Ohio's famed Firestone Country Club and, despite a bogey at the last, the former world No.1 carded a one-under-par 69 to finish at 10 under - four shots off the pace.

"It's imperative for me to get the ball in play, and if I'm there, go ahead and attack". He didn't make mistakes.

Thomas and McIlroy are paired for the final round, potentially setting up a duel between the south Florida neighbours. His grandparents were both in attendance, and Thomas clearly wanted to win with them there.

"I'm excited for Sunday to see how everything holds up", said McIlroy. "When he gets himself in the hunt, you can see like a little twinkle in his eye and he really enjoys it". Paul and Phyllis Thomas live in the Louisville, Ky., and this is the first time they saw Justin win in person on the PGA Tour.

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The victory for Thomas might not have made for exciting television - he made just two birdies and nobody truly challenged him in his quest for that first WGC title - but it does mean that he's now backed up his five-win season in 2016-17 with another three wins so far this year. The guys that I grew up playing against are going to be playing here next year (in a Champions Tour event). It's a game that seems especially built for a course like Firestone.

It was Woods' worst weekend on Firestone's South Course since a 75-77 finish in 2010. He is quite feasibly the most consistently great player in every category.

"I play the golf course for what it has and that's about as aggressive as I'll ever play this place", Woods said.

Thomas will take enormous confidence into his PGA Championship title defence this week as he seeks a second major title.

Here are the rest of our grades for the Bridgestone Invitational. He shot 66-68 on Thursday and Friday - the first time he's had two rounds in the 60s to begin a tournament since the 2015 Wyndham Championship - but fell out of contention on Saturday. Despite less-than-stellar play the first two days, Woods won't change up his strategy for the final 36 holes.

"Now this is our last go-around here at Firesetone for a while". Nobody has come from further back in the final round to win the championship. Johnson trailed by 11 after 36 holes and almost touched the lead with 43 bogey-free holes to close out this event.

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