- Rory McIlroy believes he will carry a psychological edge into his duel with Gary Woodland after being drawn to face the American in the opening round of the World Golf Championship-Dell Match Play tournament on Monday. The charismatic Northern Irishman defeated Woodland in the final of the event two years ago when the tournament was staged in San Francisco. The world number two, who revels in the match play format, thinks the memory of that emphatic 4&2 victory will stand him in good stead when he locks horns with Woodland at Austin Country Club in Texas this week. "I certainly hope there is some sort of psychological advantage there," said McIlroy. "I did well the last time. I hope that's still in his mind. I think so, anytime you can get one up on a guy, I think it helps a little bit."