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Tiger Woods Just Beat Rory McIlroy To Advance In Match Play

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy walk the course.

ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 09: Tiger Woods of the United States walks with Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the first round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 9, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

On Saturday morning, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy took the course at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event in Austin, Texas. In the most-anticipated match of the day, Woods and McIlroy delivered.

Tiger jumped out to an early lead after Rory struggled to keep pace. Woods opened up a three-up lead after the first 10 holes, but McIlroy stormed back.

After No. 13, McIlroy sat just one shot back and looked to have the momentum in the match. Unfortunately for the Northern Ireland native, he imploded.

McIlroy crushed a 395-yard drive on the Par 5, 16th while Woods reached a fairway bunker with his drive. Rory looked to be in control, but came up well short with his approach on No. 16 and eventually ceded the hole to Woods after a multitude of errors.

With a two-shot lead and two holes to play, Woods and McIlroy tied on No. 17 to give Tiger a 2&1 win.

It was a disastrous performance for McIlroy, but a solid round to Tiger.

Now Woods moves on to the Quarterfinals - or the Elite Eight - of the tournament. He'll face off against Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark.

Tiger and Bjerregaard will take short break before getting back out on the golf course for their round.