The 18-hole medal-match, dubbed “Duel at Jinsha Lake,” marked the first time the two golfers had played head-to-head without other competitors.
One quote at last week’s Turkish golf event stood out above all others. Rory McIlroy, freshly defeated by Tiger Woods, said after his match, “I’m not that disappointed because I’ve got the afternoon off around the pool.”
Even with Tiger Woods struggling, the Americans managed a tie in the first session of the Ryder Cup.
What triggered his one-liner at East Lake were comments by Greg Norman that Woods is intimidated by McIlroy. The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland says that’s not true.
Vijay Singh keeps giving himself chances to end four years without a PGA Tour victory. But the competition isn’t getting any easier at the BMW Championship
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy seem to be spending a lot of time together these days. That included the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the BMW Championship.
In a Labor Day finish that featured some of the biggest names in golf, McIlroy closed with a 4-under 67 and got away with a few mistakes to hold off Louis Oosthuizen for a one-shot victory on the TPC Boston.
Woods and McIlroy are to play an 18-hole match at Lake Jinsha International Golf Club on Oct. 29, the Monday after the top two players in the world ranking compete in different Asian tournaments.
Rory McIlroy has won the PGA Championship, routing the field by a record eight strokes Sunday for his second major title.
It seems like longer than five months ago when McIlroy held off a charge by Tiger Woods to win the Honda Classic and go to No. 1 in the world.
Rory McIlroy tends not to play a tournament the week before a major. Then again, he tends not to miss three straight cuts.
Rory McIlroy is playing more golf than he planned going into the U.S. Open, just not on the right days.