TIGER WOODS shot the lights out to arrange a winner-takes-all shoot-out immediately with rampant Rory McIlroy on the World Match Play.
Woods exploded into motion on the again 9 of his match with fellow American Patrick Cantlay, with a sensational hole-out for eagle on the 14th gap from 80 yards sandwiched by three birdies.
That eagle prompted a loud yell of “F*** yeah” from the previous world No 1, and it was greeted by a quick energy reduce – the scoreboards all went clean and the mills dotted across the course fell silent.
That was no downside, as Woods and his military of followers had been producing loads of electrical energy.
And the facility was restored after a couple of seconds after the roars had died down.
Woods performed the 4 gap stretch from 11 to 14 in FIVE underneath, taking him from one down to 3 up.
And he coasted residence for a four&2 victory to complete prime of his group.
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Then he was licking his lips on the considered taking up the person he brushed apart after they had been paired within the remaining group on the Tour Championship in September.
Woods mentioned: “That’s going to be plenty of enjoyable – and I’m positive each of us can be prepared for it.
“We have performed tournaments collectively, battled one another down the stretch at occasions, however by no means in a match-play state of affairs.”
McIlroy was simply as keen about going face to face along with his boyhood hero within the final 16.
He mentioned: “It’s going to be thrilling for the followers, and for us.
“We went at it in Atlanta final yr and that didn’t go the best way I needed. It will likely be good to go up in opposition to Tiger once more.”
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McIlroy was once again in dominant mood against England’s Matt Fitzpatrick.
A third emphatic victory in a row was never in doubt as he charged into a three-up lead after just six holes.
Fitzpatrick made a fight of it until hitting his tee shot in the water at 16, and McIlroy’s 4&2 victory meant he did not have to play the final two holes in any of his matches – and has lost just three holes so far.