Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods faced off on one of the most popular television programmes in America last night.

The current and former world number ones were guests on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where McIlroy gave a great insight into his mindset ahead of hitting the ball in the pressure of a major tournament.

“I just try to pretend to be Tiger Woods,” joked Rory. " What would Tiger do?"

A very relaxed Woods was asked the same question and the 14-time major winner also got into the mood of the show’s jovial nature saying: “You’ve seen how bad I’ve been playing.”

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And then to finish, Rory took on the host in a golf challenge, but unlike Woods, McIlroy held his nerve to win after Fallon had previously taken the bragging rights playing the 38-year-old at his own video game.