Turkish Airlines World Golf Finals, Rain Delayed

A rain storm has delayed the progression of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Finals at the Antalya  Golf Club in Turkey.

In the morning matches at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Finals at the  Antalya  Golf Club, Tiger Woods won his match against Matt Kuchar by five shots. Tiger’s match on Tuesday was highlighted by an incident when the  president of the Turkish Golf Federation,  Ahmet Agaoglu, headbutted a photographer, just as Tiger was about to tee off on the 1st. Agaoglu announced later;

“They were pushing the security guards and one of them pushed me and I replied by pushing him back, as well. I am trying to make everything this week so perfect and it’s unfortunate my reaction happened. However, I will prepare a written apology and send it to him apologizing for my own actions. While organizing such tournaments I shouldn’t have to be there, but I am trying to make everything so perfect, It was unlucky it happened.”

Did he mean it was unlucky to get reported worldwide for the incident. It has also been reported that Agaoglu wants Tiger Woods as the headline attraction for the inaugural Turkish Open scheduled for next year, and is swooning and fawning all over the man in an attempt to lure him to the event. The Turkish Open will be an European Tour sanctioned event, and it has been suggested that Tiger Woods will play on the European Tour next year. Perhaps Tiger wants to emulate Luke Donald and become top of the money list on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Tiger and Matt, escorted by heavyweight security/getty images

Rory McIlroy lost his match against Charl Schwartzel and looks certain to be eliminated from the competition, unless he can beat Tiger by a considerable score. Rory seems happy enough to spend some time on the beach with his girlfriend tennis player Caroline Wozniacki;

“It looks like I’ll get to spend a day on the beach tomorrow, which will be nice. It was actually a decent match. I felt like I played a bit better today, had plenty of chances and just didn’t really hole much.I got off to a better start and Charl played solid and then birdied three of the last four so I couldn’t really do much about that.”

Speaking of his next match against Tiger, Rory said;

“I’ll try and keep him out of those semi-finals, I’m sure that’s not what the tournament wants but it’s what I’m going to try to do.”

Rory McIlroy, the Northern Ireland golfer

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In the other group Justin Rose shot a 66, to defeat Lee Westwood while Webb Simpson carded 65 ,the lowest score of the event so far, to overcome  Hunter Mahan by two shots. Justin has continued his good form from the Ryder Cup and could easily take this tournament trophy.