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McIlroy goes on birdie blitz to smash his own course record at Quail Hollow

There is no stopping Rory when he’s in this form.

Updated 22.30pm

RORY MCILROY’S SCINTILLATING form continued on Saturday as he set a new course record at Quail Hollow to storm into a four shot lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.

The world number one sat three shots behind overnight leader Webb Simpson at the half-way point but surged into the lead with an incredible round of 61 which contained a record eleven birdies.

The previous record of 10-under 62 was set by McIlroy in 2010 and matched by Brendon De Jonge just last year.

“I feel like the best player in the world and I wanted to go out there and prove that,” said McIlroy.

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With almost $1.3 million on offer to the winner, a win for McIlroy would take his prize money total past the $3 million mark THIS MONTH.

He started the May bonanza by winning the WGC-Cadillac Matchplay Championship and then followed up that payday by finishing eighth at The Players Championship last week.

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