Tiger, Rory McIlroy to meet again

Updated: September 11, 2013, 10:56 AM ET
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World No. 1 Tiger Woods will take on No. 4 Rory McIlroy in an 18-hole match-play exhibition in China next month.

The event will be held at Mission Hills' Blackstone Course on Oct. 28 in Haikou, China.

In the first iteration of a McIlroy-Woods match in China last October, the Northern Irishman bested Tiger by a shot with a 67. They were No. 1 and No. 2 in the world at the time. Woods also received a reported $2 million appearance fee, while McIlroy earned $1 million. Details for this year were not released.

The rest of Woods' 2013 schedule includes playing this week's BMW Championship and next week's Tour Championship on the PGA Tour, then taking a week off before playing for the U.S. team in the Presidents Cup Oct. 3-6.

He's also slated to tee it up at the Turkish Airlines Open from Nov. 7-10 on the European Tour as well as the event he hosts, the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, Dec. 5-8 in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

As for McIlroy, he's also playing this week outside Chicago and will play next week at East Lake if he gets inside the top 30 on the FedEx Cup points list. After that, he's expected to play in the WGC-HSBC Champions, which is an official PGA Tour event this year, from Oct. 31-Nov. 3 and then alongside Woods in Turkey.

McIlroy, who is currently 53rd in the European Tour's Race to Dubai standings, also plans to play in that tour's season-ending event, the DP World Tour Championship, if he can remain inside the top 60 in the standings.

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