The reference, of course, was to the 2011 Masters where McIlroy entered the final round with a four-stroke lead only to shoot an 8-over par 80. Now it's a stout 71. "It's a very comfortable golf course for me".
He said he was now in "playing shape" and the goal was "just trying to get a little better".
He stands five behind Day, who shot 67 and holds a two-shot advantage over Nick Watney.
Thomas won the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow previous year and figured to be among the favorites to take home the $1.2 million prize. By comparison, on Saturday the field romped its way to a 70.36 average.
Phil Mickelson lies at 5-under after a superb 64, with Rory McIlroy back on 3-under after faring 10 strokes better than Friday with a 66. "We're all going to be close".
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Jason Day is seeking his 12th career PGA Tour win. 14 and 15 that moved him to 10 under par.
It was a day of possibilities after two days of relatively defensive golf and Sunday could bring more of the same. Whether the players found it more to their liking, however, was a question of individual taste.
Jason Day needed to get his feet wet at the final hole to salvage a four-under-par 67 and take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina on Saturday.
"I was saying yesterday the iron play just needs to tighten up", Day said. "I definitely would take either".
Tiger Woods, now ranked 93 in the world, had three birdies in each nine but dropped three shots in a round of 68 and is in a tie for 31st at one under.
The former World No. 1 has fallen all the way to 14 since he lost the title to Dustin Johnson at the Genesis Open in February, 2017, but he's in position to earn his second victory of the season and move closer to reclaiming the crown. "I putted so terribly so much that I changed putters. Driving was a bit more of a premium with the Bermuda rough, which has been nice". Lucas Glover in 2011 is the only player to post all four rounds in the 60s at Quail Hollow since the tournament began in 2003. "I mean (Quail Hollow) is really long (7,554 yards)".
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