Tiger Woods beats Rory McIlroy, falls to Justin Rose at World Golf Final
In the highly anticipated match between the world’s best golfers, Tiger Woods beat Rory McIlroy by six strokes on Thursday. However, he then lost to Justin Rose by one stroke in the semifinals of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final.
No. 5 Rose will face off against No. 4 Lee Westwood for the title, after Westwood defeated Charl Schwartzel. According to CBS Sports, the winner will get $1.5 million, while the runner-up will receive $1 million.
According to The Sports Network, Woods and McIlroy were scheduled to face off Wednesday afternoon, but heavy rains postponed the match until Thursday.
Woods shot 7-under 64, without a bogey and easily took down the World number one.
In the semifinals, Rose finished 2-under 69, including an eagle on the 14th hole, defeating Woods, the World number two, by a single stroke.
“I was really struggling early on today and to can that shot at 14 was easily the turning point,” Rose said, according to CBS Sports. “In proper match play you would only win the hole, but in this format I’ve picked up two shots on Tiger and it’s help me win the match.”