McIlroy, Woods play own version of match play
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy faced off Sunday in match play, just like so many golf fans wanted to see.
Only hardly anyone saw them. And it didn't even count.
After both were eliminated in the first round of the Match Play Championship, No. 1 and No. 2 in the world played two rounds Sunday morning at The Medalist. McIlroy said Woods won the first 18 holes, and he won the second match.
The Medalist is the home club of Woods. McIlroy said former NFL receiver Ahmad Rashad joined them.
McIlroy and Woods are tied at 2 in their head-to-head matches. Woods beat him in the World Golf Finals exhibition last year Turkey, while McIlroy beat him a few months later in an 18-hole exhibition in China.