Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/29/12
Golf fans looking for a one-on-one matchup between the game's two biggest names finally got their wish on Monday, as Tiger Woods took on Rory McIlroy in Shanghai, China in an 18-hole exibition. Dubbed "The Duel at Jinsha Lake," the event was more than just a golf match, but a spectacle designed to raise the game's profile in the reason. According to The Associated Press, stunt planes performed overhead while a fleet of Rolls Royce cars drove the players to the course, where helicopers, Aston Martins and Maseratis were displayed for sale -- complete with showgirls. The golf itself may have been almost secondary, but, for the record, McIlroy bested the elder Woods by one stroke, shooting a 5-under 67. Likewise, both players competed the day before, as Woods finished a PGA Tour event in Malaysia, while McIlroy finished second in a European Tour event in Shanghai. The result of the match, however, had nothing to do with each player's appearance fee. Although McIlroy came out on top, he earned $1 million compared to Woods' $2 million, underscoring the fact that Woods' brand still remains relatively strong ins spite of his Thanksgiving 2009 career turnig point. Nonetheless, it is a little bizarre to see the loser end up $1 million short. Photo of the Night Stay classy, Giants fans. Isn't San Francisco supposed to be more sophisticated than your average college football tailgate? Quote of the Night "I think Mark [Sanchez] gives us the best chance to win, that's how I feel."--New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan saying something that's probably only technically true, considering his backup QB is Tim Tebow Tweet of the Night Are you sure London is ready for an NFL team? Funny shot of Robert Kraft & London Mayor Boris Johnson: twitpic.com/b8jzkq #PatsInLondon — New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 29, 2012 Video of the Night Monday marks the 10th anniversary of one of the NFL's all-time great moments. Take it away, Herm Edwards.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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