Tiger Woods v Rory McIlroy: Head-to-head record in the same group
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Last Updated: 16/02/18 7:38am
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are set for a landmark appearance at the Genesis Open, where they are part of the same group for the first time in a regular-season PGA Tour event.
The two former world No 1's play alongside one another for the first time since the final round of the 2015 Masters, having never previously met in an official PGA Tour event outside of the FedExCup play-offs.
Although the duo have been part of the same field in 69 official events over their careers, they have been limited to 18 rounds across nine tournaments since their first worldwide appearance together in 2012.
Woods boasts a record of never missing a cut in an event where he has been grouped with the Northern Irishman, with the 14-time major champion finishing higher up the leaderboard in five of the nine events they have teed off together.
Rounds Rory and Tiger have played together
2012 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – R1, R2, R32012 The Barclays – R1, R22012 BMW Championship – R1, R22012 Tour Championship – R12013 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – R1, R22013 WGC-Cadillac Championship – R1, R2 2013 US Open – R1, R2, R32014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic – R1, R22015 Masters – R4
Both players have reached the winner's circle once in those nine tournaments, with McIlroy claiming a two-shot win at the 2012 BMW Championship and Woods lifting the WGC-Cadillac Championship the following year.
McIlroy beat Woods by seven shots during the final round at Augusta in 2015, one of six occasions the four-time major champion has taken the spoils when alongside each other, with Woods coming out on top on nine encounters and the other three ending in a tie.
Woods has a slightly better scoring average than the 28-year-old in those head-to-head meetings, averaging 69.5 compared to McIlroy's 69.94, and has also posted more bogey-free rounds in those contests.
Despite Woods having the better record when the same group as Mcilroy, it's the current world No 10 who has achieved the most success when part of the same events. McIlroy has finished higher than Woods in 35 of the 69 starts, registering eight of his 21 professional victories along the way.
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