The Latest: McIlroy makes a late charge with 65
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local):
Rory McIlroy made a charge that delighted the hometown fans, but it may not have been enough to make the cut in the British Open.
A day after he imploded with a 79 that began with his first tee shot going out of bounds, McIlroy delivered the performance that local fans were expecting. He shot a 6-under 65 to move back to 2 over for the tournament, just outside the projected cutline of 1 over.
There was still a mathematical chance, but it looked bleak for McIlroy, a native of Northern Ireland.
At the end, the crowd filling the giant grandstand around the 18th green rose to cheer their hero, and McIlroy applauded them back.
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