No sooner had Tiger Woods dispatched Rory McIlroy than the 14-time Major winner was packing his own bags for home after getting dumped out of the WGC-Dell Technologies Matchplay in Texas.
Dane Lucas Bjerregaard did what McIlroy couldn’t, taking out Tiger with a 1UP win after Woods missed a short putt on 18.
The result came as a big surprise after Woods had seen off McIlroy 2&1 in their last-16 encounter. Tiger was never behind in the showdown on Saturday and commanded a 3UP lead after 10 holes over his Nike stablemate.
McIlroy finally found his spark on the inward half and cut the advantage to just one before 16, however, with McIlroy then conceding the hole on the par-5, Woods’ par three on 17 was enough to seal the win. “I played pretty consistent the entire day,” said Woods.
“I felt like I didn’t give him any holes and Rory didn’t make any putts today. I think he made two birdies.”
Bjerregaard now faces Matt Kuchar in today’s first semi-final while Francesco Molinari takes on Kevin Kisner in a Ryder Cup reminiscent Sunday line-up.