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Turkish Airlines World Golf Final : Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Headline Match Play Event

Brian Spurlock-US Presswire

Belek, Antalya: This week’s Turkish Airlines World Golf Final will feature 8 of the top players in the world. An event that will be played at the PGA Sultan Course in Belek, the field is highlighted by heavy-weights Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

The top two players in the world will compete with Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Charl SchwartzelHunter MahanMatt Kuchar, and Webb Simpson.

This competition is comprised of some of the most talented and in-form players in the game, and is intended to be one of the premier events outside of the PGA and European Tours. The match-play tournament incorporates a knock-out style format in which two players (winner and runner up) from each group will advance to the semifinals to be played on Thursday.

The winner of each semi-final will then advance to what is sure to be a tense final on Friday.

For most of the players this will be their first outing since last weekends Ryder Cup at Medinah. Considering that they will be fresh, it is anticipated that the world’s best will put on a showcase as they duke it out for the event’s 5.2 million dollar prize. The tournament’s large purse may not be the sole motivator, as hold-overs from the American side that featured at Medinah will relish a chance to avenge their Ryder Cup woes.

Aside from the Fall series tournaments on the PGA Tour, the Turkish Airlines-sponsored event gives fans a chance to see the worlds best square off in an exciting format. Possible scenarios that include a Woods-McIlroy showdown will have fans watching in anticipation. Regardless of which players persevere to Friday’s final, expect it to be a dramatic encounter.