Westwood and Rose in big-money showdown
updated 12:55 PM EDT, Thu October 11, 2012
Justin Rose defeated Phil Mickelson on the final day of the Ryder Cup as Europe retained the trophy.
- Lee Westwood and Justin Rose to play for the World Golf Finals title
- Rose beat former world No. 1 Tiger Woods, while Westwood defeated Charl Schwartzel
- Woods had got the better of world No. 1 Rory McIlroy to reach the semifinals
- Northern Ireland's McIlroy lost all three of his matches in Turkey
(CNN) -- European Ryder Cup teammates Lee Westwood and Justin Rose will play off for the World Golf Finals title after both Britons won their last-four ties on Thursday.
World No. 5 Rose edged 14-time major winner Tiger Woods to reach Friday's final of the unsanctioned knockout tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.
Earlier on Thursday Woods had inflicted a crushing six-stroke victory over out-of-sorts world No. 1 Rory McIlroy at the Antalya Golf Club in their group stage match.
Northern Irishman McIlroy struggled all week at the eight-man event, losing all three of his matches.
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"I'm not that disappointed because I've got the afternoon off around the pool," quipped McIlroy as reported by British newspaper The Guardian. "I just came here because I have never played in Turkey and there is a lot of good players here.
"I thought it would be a fun week and it has been. So I've enjoyed myself. I feel fine and the energy levels are OK and I've got another week off next week before I get myself up for the Race to Dubai."
With McIlroy and Woods out of the picture, Westwood and Rose will contest the $5.2 million competition.
Westwood reached the final courtesy of a dazzling 10-under-par round of 61 to defeat South African 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel.
Former world No. 1 Westwood could have carded an even more impressive score had he not double-bogeyed the fourth, but he was still able to wrap up a comfortable six-stroke success.
The final will take place on Friday, with a Pro-Am tournament later in the day bringing the event to a close.
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