Tiger and Rory will face off this week -- in a member/guest
HOBE SOUND, Fla. -- Don't worry about Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy losing their form during an "off" week. Woods, who won the WGC-Cadillac Championship, and McIlroy, who rallied with a final-round 65 to finish T-10, were on the pairing sheet posted for this week's Medalist GC Member-Guest.
Woods will be playing with Ahmad Rashad against a team of McIlroy and Michael Jordan on Friday in the gross division of a Stableford competition. Woods and Jordan are the Medalist members. Jordan (and Rashad) are also members at Bears Club, where McIlroy has a locker.
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Based on the level of competition in the gross division, a winner could possibly not come from the flight containing the Nos. 1 (McIlroy) and 2 (Woods) players in the world.
Rickie Fowler and business manager Sam McNaughton won last year's trophy. McNaughton, a plus-2 handicap, played college golf at Fowler's alma mater, Oklahoma State. Fowler just defended his title for the second time in the Seminole Pro-Member and has also won the Medalist Caddie Tournament.
Hank Kuehne and brother Trip are also a team. Hank won the Amateur in 1998 and Trip the 2007 Mid-Amateur.
The sleepers could be board member Bill Boockford and son Billy, who played baseball at Notre Dame and is reportedly longer than any of the tour pros in the competition.
After the Woods-Rashad, Jordan-McIlroy pairing was reported online, the club has received calls to buy tickets, entry into the member-guest and also inquiries about one-week memberships. Only members and guests on the sign-up sheets will be allowed through the gate.