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McIlroy pulls within 3 shots of lead at Texas Open

Updated: April 5, 2013, 11:09 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- Rory McIlroy didn't anticipate an encounter with the native plant life when he signed up for the Texas Open.

Despite just such a happening on Friday, the world's No. 2 golfer matched the low round of the day with a 5-under par 67 and moved within three shots of leader Billy Horschel, continuing his last-minute preparations for next week's Masters.

McIlroy, who decided to play in the tournament late last week, had seven birdies -- including his final three holes -- and ...

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