It appears that the old master is set to face the new master at the World Golf Final in Turkey this week, as former great man Tiger Woods faces the new pretender Rory McIlroy. Tiger is considered by many to be the greatest golfer that has ever lived, while Rory McIlroy has been mentioned as the future great man of the sport.
Rory has admitted that he is looking forward to facing Tiger, saying, “It's something I am looking forward to, Tiger has been a hero of mine growing up so to compete against him is a dream come true. This will be the first match we have had head-to-head and it's a match I would really like to win.”
He added, “I haven't touched a club since the Ryder Cup so I am going to get to the course a little early tomorrow [Tuesday] to hit a few balls and see if it's still there. And I will make sure I am in the right time zone.”
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are joined in Group One by Charl Schwartzel and Matt Kuchar, while Group Two consists of Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan and US Open champion Webb Simpson. After the group stage, the top of Group One will play second in Group Two and Vice Versa, with the two winners competing for the first prize.
While the World Golf Final is not considered an official event by both European or US PGA Tours, each man will be hoping to take home the $1.5m first prize cheque.