McIlroy ready for Tiger clash

Published Wednesday, 10 October 2012
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World number one Rory McIlroy has seen his showdown with Tiger Woods postponed until Thursday because of thunderstorms at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final.

McIlroy ready for Tiger clash
McIlroy lines up a putt in his match against Charl Schwartzel during day two. (© Getty)

The Holywood golfer has to beat Woods by 10 shots to have a chance of making the knockout stages of the tournament as he bids to win $1.5m.

Facing Charl Schwartzel, McIlroy's comeback was on course until the tenth hole on Wednesday, when he found the water on the way to a double bogey.

He finished the round on level par and was beaten by the South African who went one under.

This is a second straight defeat for McIlroy.

The final group games, which were due to be played in the afternoon, were called off without a shot being hit after a massive thunderstorm, meaning McIlroy will have to return to Antalya Golf Club for at least 18 holes on Thursday.

A showdown with Woods failed to materialise at last month's Ryder Cup.

On Wednesday, McIlroy said: "I'll try and keep him out of those semi-finals. I'm sure that's not what the tournament wants but it's what I'm going to try to do."

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