Rory McIlroy will face Kevin Na in a winner-take-all clash at the ongoing WGC – Dell Match Play Championship on Friday.
The Northern Irishman has won his opening two matches in Austin, which sees him top Group 3. However, American counterpart Kevin Na has also impressed with two wins.
There is only one spot available in the round of 16 and should the duo halve their match, they will head back to the first for a sudden death playoff.
McIlroy, who is the defending champion of the event, revealed that there will likely be more intensity when the pair face off.
"Knowing that I'm playing Kevin, and you win or you're heading home, probably be a little bit more intensity tomorrow," the world number three told europeantour.com.
"I feel like I've played well for the most part. I got through yesterday, which was the most important thing but felt like the quality of my game today went up a level which was nice to see.
"Hopefully I can continue to do that as the week goes on."
The English Open has been revived as part of the new schedule.
Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
The tournament at Close House, scheduled to start on July 30, is set to be the first European Tour event since the coronavirus crisis halted action.
The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised 20 million dollars.
The Dutchman finished third and second in the first two weeks of the home-based competition.
NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also be involved.
The US President was among the viewers watching the TaylorMade Driving Relief.
The US President phoned in as McIlroy played in a Sunday fundraiser for coronavirus victims.