Tiger Woods feels he has given himself a chance of contending for a fifth Masters title, while Rory McIlroy has a mountain to climb.
Rory McIlroy feels like he has found a mental approach to the game that is bearing fruit and will sustain him for the rest of his career.
Paul McGinley feels Rory McIlroy's defeat against Tiger Woods at the WGC-Match Play could spark the Northern Irishman ahead of the Masters.
Tiger Woods beat Rory McIlroy in the last 16 of the WGC-Match Play Championship only to be upset by Lucas Bjerregaard in the quarter-finals.
Tiger Woods won his must-win game at the WGC-Match Play Championship on Saturday to set up a last-16 clash with Rory McIlroy.
World No 1 Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy all secured wins on the opening day of the WGC Match Play Championship.
Rory McIlroy will have a little added motivation at this week's WGC-Match Play Championship with a chance to return to the World No 1 spot.
Paul McGinley is adamant that the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will be just fine without Rory McIlroy.
Cameras recently caught the moment that Players champion Rory McIlroy saw he had received a congratulatory message from Tiger Woods.
Having had to work really hard to return to the winner's circle at Sawgrass on Sunday, Rory McIlroy reckons it was all worth it in the end.