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Rory McIlroy exits Turkish Airlines World Golf Final after defeat to Tiger Woods

Updated: Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 13:00

Woods was a comfortable winner over McIlroy
Woods was a comfortable winner over McIlroy

Rory McIlroy ended his Turkish Airlines World Golf final with a defeat to Tiger Woods to end the tournament without a win.

The world number one found a water hazard on the first and that set the tone for what followed, with the 23-year-old eventually carding a round of 70 to lose by six shots to Woods (64).

Charles Schwartzel (63) beat Matt Kuchar (65) in the other game in Group One to make it three wins out of three and set up a semi-final with Lee Westwood, who finished runner-up in Group Two after shooting a 64 to beat Hunter Mahan (69).

The best golf on a low-scoring day came from Justin Rose, who carded a nine-under-par 62 in beating Webb Simpson to top Group Two and set up a last-four clash with Woods.

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