Photo by: Alexander F. Yuan

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2012 photo, Tiger Woods, left, and Rory McIlroy, right, wait for the award ceremony after their 18-hole medal-match at the Lake Jinsha Golf Club in Zhengzhou, in central China's Henan province. The world’s two top golfers are meeting more and more often on the course, but neither No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods are ready to call it a rivalry. The pair, set to meet at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, starting from Jan. 17, 2013, have established a blossoming relationship since playing together for the first three rounds of last year’s tournament and have expressed a mutual respect for one another’s game. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan File)