Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

No Turkish delight for beaten McIlroy

Rory McIlroy, pictured, lost by six shots to Tiger Woods
Rory McIlroy, pictured, lost by six shots to Tiger Woods

The eagerly-anticipated showdown between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, washed out by a thunderstorm on Wednesday, proved something of a damp squib at the Turkish Airlines World Golf final.

McIlroy had lost both of his opening matches in Antalya - to Matt Kuchar and Charl Schwartzel - and needed to beat Woods and hope other scores and results went his way to have any chance of reaching the semi-finals.

But the world number one never looked like keeping his half of the bargain from the moment his tee shot on the first hole found a water hazard, the 23-year-old eventually carding a round of 70 to lose by six shots to Woods (64).

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