Tour Championship: Rory McIlroy tied for lead with Billy Horschel
|Tour Championship after third round (US unless stated)|
|-9 Billy Horschel, Rory McIlroy (NI), -7 Jim Furyk, -6 Jason Day (Aus), Justin Rose (Eng), R Fowler, -5 R Henley, R Palmer, C Kirk|
Rory McIlroy moved into the joint lead after shooting a third-round 67 in the Tour Championship.
Overnight leader Billy Horschel of the United States carded a 69 to hang onto a share of the advantage.
Victory for either Northern Ireland's McIlroy or Horschel at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta would also secure the overall £6m FedEx Cup title.
Jim Furyk is within two shots of the lead and Jason Day, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler are a further shot behind.
|FedEx Cup top five after three of four events|
|1. Chris Kirk (US)||4,314 points|
|2. Billy Horschel (US)||4,305|
|3. Bubba Watson (US)||4,058|
|4. Rory McIlroy (NI)||3,735|
|5. Hunter Mahan (US)||3,363|
"I felt a little weary coming into this week and by no means have I played my best golf, but I'm tied for the lead and I couldn't ask for any more," McIlroy said.
The world number one had three birdies on the front nine and then sank a long eagle putt at the 15th.
The United States' Chris Kirk, the current leader of the FedEx standings, had a poor day as a round of 71 dropped him from a share of second to tied seventh.
But 2010 FedEx Cup champion Jim Furyk shot a solid 67 to close to within two strokes of the lead.