McIlroy Drives to the front @ The Honda Classic March 03 2012

Rory McIlroy fired a -4 under par 66 to lead the Honda Classic tournament by two shots at the PGA National Champion Course · Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For the second Sunday in a row Rory will have a chance to win a tournament and also climb to #1 in the World Golf Rankings, replacing Luke Donald who has held the ranking for the last nine months. Asked about why things are different this week Rory said, while smiling; "I wasn't standing 2 up on the first tee in the final."   Rory McIlroy Of Northern Ireland WavesGetty Images Just two strokes in arrears are Tom Gillis and Harris English, Tom had a magical putting round saving par from distance on a number of occasions and Harris matched Rory's -4 under par 66 on the day. Justin Rose had a poor round of +1 and 71 to slip four shots adrift of McIlroy, even missing a short put on the last for a much needed birdie.   Justin Rose Of England Hits Getty Images Justin escaping from just one of many bunkers he encountered during the third round. Tiger Woods had a slightly better round but is still a long way from the top being at only -2 under par for the tournament, a distant 10 shots behind the leader after three rounds. Lee Westwood fared no better, and is now 11 strokes adrift of his main rival this week for the top spot in the world rankings. From Rory's position going into the last round it is easy to see why he is now everybody's favorite for the title, and of course #1 in the world. He said; "I definitely feel like I need to put it out of my mind tomorrow, I need to focus on just trying to win this golf tournament. It might be a little difficult."