Rory McIlroy, for all his digs at those who have cashed in shortened tournaments, proves he's quite decent in this 54-hole lark.

With two-thirds of the BMW PGA Championship completed in the shortened format, he lurks dangerously close to the leaders.

At 11 under, he will go into Sunday's final round just a shot behind Soren Kjeldsen and Viktor Hovland, which for the Scandinavian pair must be a bit like a one metre lead.

McIlroy's form in recent months has been quite impressive and his bogey-free 65 loop around Wentworth's West Course widely suggested.

that he had successfully transferred what he did in the heat of the United States to the more balmy conditions of Europe.

He was sometimes lucky on Saturdays; in others he was simply exceptional. Both sides of that coin were on display on his back nine,

first with his fine recovery from sticky situations at the 13th and 16th and then his bounce from the trees at the 17th. birdie,

quickly followed by another close to complement a brilliant eagle on four and further strokes gained with laser iron shots on eight, 11 and 12