Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy will face off Oct. 28 at Mission Hills
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Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy will face off Oct. 28 at Mission Hills

The second-annual exhibition match between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy now has a venue.

Mission Hills in Haikou, China, was announced Wednesday as the site for the contest, dubbed "The Match at Mission Hills."

A July announcement confirmed a reprise of the Duel at Jinsha Lake, an 18-hole stroke-play match which McIlroy won by a shot over Woods, and an Oct. 28 date. However, the site remained unclear.

“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.”

Woods and McIlroy will reportedly again receive seven-figure paydays for participating in the match.

This week, both players are just outside of Chicago to compete in the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in the third leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

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