ZHENGZHOU, China – Rory McIlroy had the best deal with Tiger Woods in the first-season individual duel between two of the best golfers in the world. Woods hope he has plenty of opportunities to enjoy his revenge. McIlroy played 67, five under par, and he defeated Woods by a shot in a game of 18 holes between the first two golfers in the world rankings on Monday at Jinsha Lake Golf Club in Zhengzhou, China.
Event, called “The duel Jinsha Lake,” marked the first confrontation between the two individual. It will not be the last. Woods said he wants the chance to rub more often McIlroy to create a rivalry between the best golfers, similar to that which exists between the tennis Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
McIlroy was quick to take the lead by scoring two birdies on the first three holes and he resisted Woods, who made two bogeys during the day, in addition to six birdies registered. The winner of 14 majors completed the course with a score of 68.
McIlroy, who won the PGA Championship in August, said that the victory against Woods was a balm for the defeat he suffered on Sunday at the Shanghai tournament on the European Tour. McIlroy lost by a shot against Peter Hanson. Woods, he finished fourth at equality, Classic CIMB Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.