England’s Justin Rose produced a Tiger Woods like shot to defeat the 14-time Major winning American and set up a showdown with compatriot Lee Westwood in the World Golf final on Thursday.
The World No 5-ranked Rose was trailing in his semi-final tie against Woods until holing an improbable 110-yard wedge shot at the par four, 14th hole for an eagle. An embarrassed Rose then tried to cover his face with his cap en route to a round of two under par 69 to defeat Woods who signed for a 70.
Woods had earlier easily accounted for World No 1 Rory McIlroy in the first ever matchplay showdown between the pair to reach the last four. Woods was always ahead, shooting a seven-under-par 64 to McIlroy’s one-under-par 70.
After having dealt with Woods, Rose now heads to the final “hungry” to finish in front of Westwood, his European Ryder Cup winning teammate.
Westwood secured his passage to today’s final when setting a new course record of a 10 under par 61 to defeat former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel who carded a 67 on the Sultan Course at the Antalya Club.