Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy to face off in 2nd China exhibition
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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy to face off in 2nd China exhibition


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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will have a return bout to their exhibition match in China last October.

According to AFP, the duo will meet on October 28 at a to-be-determined location for a one-on-one match.

Last year, the pair faced off in a match dubbed the Duel at Jinsha Lake, which McIlroy won in the medal-match play format by a shot with a score of 67.



“Rory and I have played against and with each other a lot over the past few years, and he beat me in China last time so I’m looking forward to playing again,” Woods said in a press release announcing the second match. “We’re good friends, but both of us love to win, so I’m expecting more great golf."

“It’s exciting to play against Tiger in this format," said McIlroy, who hinted at this match ahead of the 2013 U.S. Open. "We’ve played together many times in regular four-day Tour events, but it’s different when it’s just the two of us in an 18-hole battle."

The first edition was rather bizarre, mostly due to the lack of experience among fans in viewing and organizers in putting together such an exhibition. Fans stole range balls and had to be tackled for getting too close to the players. Among other odd sites: models on the tee boxes and a fireworks display.

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