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World No. 1 McIlroy out after losing to Woods

Published on Oct 11, 2012 7:20 PM

BELEK, Turkey (REUTERS) - World No. 2 Tiger Woods swept past Rory McIlroy by six strokes on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the World Golf Final and eliminate the top-ranked Northern Irishman.

Woods was always ahead in the Group One tussle and ended up shooting a seven-under-par 64 against McIlroy's 70 at the Antalya Golf Club to set up a meeting with England's Justin Rose.

Rose blitzed his way to a course record 62 to defeat US Open champion Webb Simpson (67) in the eight-man matchplay event.

South African Charl Schwartzel (63) knocked out American Matt Kuchar (65) and will meet Lee Westwood (64) in Thursday afternoon's semi-finals after the Englishman beat American Hunter Mahan (69).