Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 October 2014

No Turkish delight for beaten McIlroy

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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