McIlroy finished with his third straight five-under par 67 of the week to move to -15 at the Sheshan International Golf Club
Open Championship 2018: Anirban Lahiri looks to bank on experience while Shubhankar Sharma's composure holds key
The Open Championship, the oldest golf championship in the world, always seems to favour experience. By all accounts, this one at Carnoustie, beginning Thursday, should be no different.
"So it's great to see it and great Augusta afforded Shubhankar Sharma an invitation," Mcllroy said at Palm Harbor, Florida.
Shubhankar will become the fourth Indian player to compete in the Masters, following Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal and Anirban Lahiri.
PGA Championship 2017: Hideki Matsuyama is on the cusp of history, a Major title would make him Japan's greatest
Hideki Matsuyama is a master of the understatement and a lesson in humility. On the golf course, he is a class act. You could add poise and momentum to that.
Three weeks after Jordan Spieth won the Masters and emerged as the most likely rival, McIlroy reminded the world of his No. 1 ranking.
Lahiri's four-day total was 19-over 307, same as Tommy Fleetwood of England.
Tiger Woods, coming off an 82 for his worst round as a pro, will be out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in more than three years.
Since 1990, only Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia had three PGA Tour wins before turning 24.