World Golf Final

The Turkish Airlines World Golf Final was a golf tournament that was played on the 9–12 October 2012 in Turkey. This tournament took place at the Antalya Golf Club, Sultan course, in Belek, on the Turkish riviera. It featured four of the five top ranked players: Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose in an eight-player field. They competed for a first prize of $1.5 million from a total purse of $5.2 million.[1]

Turkish Airlines World Golf Final
Tournament information
LocationBelek, Antalya, Turkey
Established2012
Course(s)Antalya Golf Club
Sultan course
Par71
Tour(s)None
FormatMedal match play
Prize fundUS$5.2 million
Month playedOctober
Final year2012
Final champion
England Justin Rose
def. England Lee Westwood 1 stroke

The tournament was an unofficial money event as it was not sanctioned by any tour. It was only staged once in 2012. It was replaced by the Turkish Airlines Open in 2013 which was part of the European Tour.

Because the event conflicted with the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open, all eight players had to be granted releases by the PGA Tour, in exchange for which they agreed to play the Frys.com Open at least once in the next three years.[2]

FormatEdit

The format of the competition was medal match play, with the eight players divided into two pools of four. After round-robin play in each pool, the top two players in each pool advanced to the semi-finals, with the winners meeting in the final.[3]

ParticipantsEdit

Player Rank[4]
  Rory McIlroy 1
  Tiger Woods 2
  Lee Westwood 4
  Justin Rose 5
  Webb Simpson 8
  Matt Kuchar 15
  Hunter Mahan 20
  Charl Schwartzel 30

Pool playEdit

Round 1Edit

Pool Winner Loser Score
A   Matt Kuchar   Rory McIlroy 70–76
A   Charl Schwartzel   Tiger Woods 69–70
B   Justin Rose   Hunter Mahan 71–75
B   Lee Westwood   Webb Simpson 72–73

Round 2Edit

Pool Winner Loser Score
A   Charl Schwartzel   Rory McIlroy 70–71
A   Tiger Woods   Matt Kuchar 67–72
B   Justin Rose   Lee Westwood 66–69
B   Webb Simpson   Hunter Mahan 65–67

Round 3Edit

Pool Winner Loser Score
A   Charl Schwartzel   Matt Kuchar 63–65
A   Tiger Woods   Rory McIlroy 64–70
B   Justin Rose   Webb Simpson 62–67
B   Lee Westwood   Hunter Mahan 64–69

StandingsEdit

Pool A

Player W–L Total score
  Charl Schwartzel 3–0 202 (−11)
  Tiger Woods 2–1 201 (−12)
  Matt Kuchar 1–2 207 (−6)
  Rory McIlroy 0–3 217 (+4)

Pool B

Player W–L Total score
  Justin Rose 3–0 199 (−14)
  Lee Westwood 2–1 205 (−8)
  Webb Simpson 1–2 205 (−8)
  Hunter Mahan 0–3 211 (−2)

Source[5]

FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Final
      
1   Justin Rose 69
4   Tiger Woods 70
  Justin Rose 66
  Lee Westwood 67
3   Lee Westwood 61
2   Charl Schwartzel 67

Source[5]

Prize moneyEdit

Place Player Earnings (US$)
1   Justin Rose 1,500,000
2   Lee Westwood 1,000,000
T3   Charl Schwartzel 600,000
  Tiger Woods 600,000
T5   Webb Simpson 450,000
  Matt Kuchar 450,000
T7   Hunter Mahan 300,000
  Rory McIlroy 300,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "McIlroy, Woods lose opening matches in World Golf Finals". USA Today. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  2. ^ Huggan, John (8 October 2012). "New Turkey event lures big stars, but at what price?". Golf Digest. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Game schedule". Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Official World Golf Ranking, Week 40, 2012" (PDF). 7 October 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Live scoring". Retrieved 12 October 2012.

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