Top two meet in Turkish event

World numbers one and two drawn together in group phase

Last Updated: 08/10/12 2:13pm

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Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods: Will be playing for big prize-money in Turkey

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods: Will be playing for big prize-money in Turkey

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Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods headline a star-studded eight-man field at this week's Turkish Airlines World Golf Final and will go head-to-head during the group phase.

The four-day event, which takes place at the Antalya Golf Club in Belek, begins on Tuesday and reaches its climax on Friday when the two finalists will play for a first prize of $1.5million.

Sky Sports will have full coverage of the tournament, with the action beginning on SS2 HD at 10.30am.

Joining McIlroy and Woods - the top two players in the world rankings - are England's Lee Westwood and Justin Rose, South African Charl Schwartzel and Americans Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar and Hunter Mahan.

The format is medal match play (head-to-head matches with the lowest strokeplay score over 18 holes winning) and will feature two groups of four.

Group one consists of McIlroy, Woods, Schwartzel and Kuchar, while Westwood, Mahan, Rose and Simpson are in group two.

Each golfer will play three matches in the group stages, with the winners and runners up from each group advancing to the semi-finals. The winner of Group A will play the runner up of Group B and vice versa.

For each group stage match, one point is awarded for a win and half a point is awarded for a draw.

At stake is a total purse of $5.2million - a $1.5million first prize, $1million for the runner up, $600,000 each for third and fourth place, $450,000 for fifth and sixth and $300,000 for seventh and eighth.

The Antalya Golf Club, designed by David Jones and the European Golf Design in the late 1990s, is situated along Turkey's picturesque South-west Mediterranean coast.

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