Woods, McIlroy to face off in 1-on-1 match again

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods at the Lake Jinsha Golf Club in Zhengzhou, China, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods at the Lake Jinsha Golf Club in Zhengzhou, China, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. ( Associated Press )

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will face off in a 1-on-1 match again this fall, according to an AFP report published Saturday.

The match is scheduled for Oct. 28 in China, although a course has yet to be determined. McIlroy defeated Woods by one shot in the inaugural "Duel at Jinsha Lake."

“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.

“We’re good friends, but both of us love to win, so I’m expecting more great golf."

Added McIlroy: "Everyone knows he’s hugely competitive each time he steps on the golf course, so I know he’ll want to beat me, just as I’ll be very keen to beat him again."