Woods v McIlroy in New York

  • Last Updated: August 14 2012, 15:09 BST

No need to wait until the Ryder Cup for a duel between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods - it will happen next week.

McIlroy: World number one

As first and second on the FedEx Cup points list the two biggest names in golf are certain to be paired together for the first of the four play-off events, The Barclays at Bethpage on New York's Long Island.

The clash comes after McIlroy's amazing eight-shot win at the USPGA Championship, the same margin of victory as he had in last year's US Open.

Woods has now gone 50 months without adding to his 14 majors and his next chance does not come until The Masters next April.