McIlroy set for Woods duel in China

Wed, Aug 15, 2012, 01:00

Golf:The new US PGA champion Rory McIlroy is set to square off against 14-time Major winner Tiger Woods in a special showpiece event in China in October.

The world number one from Northern Ireland and Woods will be the sole participants in a matchplay contest that won’t offer any prize money. It will take place at Jinsha Lake Golf Club, in Zhengzhou, capital of the central province of Henan, on October 29th.

McIlroy admitted: “It’s an exciting concept and it will be a lot of fun going head to head with Tiger. The Duel at Jinsha Lake will be the first time myself and Tiger have come together to play a ‘one-off’ match like this, so I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve always looked up to him as a player. What he’s achieved in the game is remarkable.”

The 23 year old continued: “With the huge growth of the game of golf across Asia and the inclusion of the sport in the next Olympic Games in 2016, I think it's fitting for this great event to take place in China.”

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