Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at the Duel at Jinsha Lake Golf Club on October 29, 2012 (Getty Images). Don King would never let this happen.
The much-publicized Tiger Woods vs. Rory McIlroy match that’s happening Sunday (U.S. time) at Mission Hills Haikou on China’s Hainan Island will be broadcast on the Internet but not in the United States due to PGA Tour restrictions, according to the Back9Network.
Last year, Woods and McIlroy played a similar match in China at the Jinsha Lake course that was broadcast in the United Sates on pay-per-view. Both Woods and McIlroy wore microphones during the match and viewers could hear them chat about swing changes and some light trash-talking. McIlroy won the match by a stroke. The two players will wear microphones again this year and Back9Network’s Ahmad Rashad will call the action. This time, however, 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Year Tiger Woods is the favorite, according to oddsmaker Jeff Sherman.
Duel at Mission Hills
at Haiku, Hainan Island, China
Sunday, October 27 (US date)
Rory McIlroy +155
Tiger Woods -175
— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) October 21, 2013
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