The eagerly-anticipated clash between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods could be rendered meaningless after both lost their opening matches at the £3.2million World Golf Final yesterday.
McIlroy lost by six shots to Matt Kuchar, while Woods lost by one to Charl Schwartzel. The world’s top two players are scheduled to face each other in the final match of Group One today, but defeats for McIlroy to Schwartzel and Woods to Ryder Cup teammate Kuchar would mean both players could not reach Thursday’s semi-finals regardless of the result between them.
Tiger apologises to USA rookies for Ryder Cup flop
After failing to win a match at the Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods privately apologised to four first-time members of the American side after their defeat by Europe, according to a Golf Channel report on Monday.
Tim Rosaforte, a contributor to the television network, said on the Golf Channel that Woods apologised to Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson, Jason Dufner and Keegan Bradley. Rosaforte said he learned about the apology from Snedeker at a charity fundraising event in Memphis, Tennessee.