Tiger Woods plays Rory McIlroy in WGC Match Play knockout round

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Woods played his last six holes in six under par to reach the round of 16 for the eighth time

Tiger Woods produced an amazing burst of scoring at the WGC Match Play in Texas to match an intriguing knockout round with Rory McIlroy set up Saturday.

The triple winner was one for Patrick Cantlay but played the following four holes in five under and won 4 & 2.

Aaron Wise & # 39; s emphatic 6 & 4 win over Brandt Snedeker for that world number 14 Woods at the top of Group 13.

McIlroy, the winner of 2015, continued his 100% start with four front nine birdies in a 4 & 2 victory over Matthew Fitzpatrick.

Woods, played the event for the first time since 2013, lost to Snedeker on Thursday and was one to Cantlay after 10 holes.

But in the following four holes, he made three birdies plus an eagle on the 13th when he walked in from 83 yards.

Looking ahead to a meeting with McIlro y, the 43-year-old said, "That is going to be fun and I am sure we will both be ready."

Player champion McIlroy said about the first game play meeting between the couple: "I think it is very exciting for the tournament and for both of us.

" I didn't fight much during the Tour Championship [when he carded a final round 74 as Woods won the title] so hopefully I can give him a better game tomorrow. "

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