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Duel at Jinsha Lake

Updated 1823 GMT (0223 HKT) October 29, 2012
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Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods look on in amusement before banging a ceremonial gong to mark the start of their "Duel at Jinsha Lake." Getty Images
Both McIlroy and Woods, pictured above, had their handprints immortalized in clay as a lavish ceremony featuring drum majorettes and fireworks preceded their clash in the Chinese city Zhengzhou. Getty Images
World No. 1 McIlroy cannot keep a straight face as the players pose at the first green, ahead of a clash reported to be paying the pair a combined total of $2 million. Getty Images
"The scene was barely-controlled chaos," wrote Sports Illustrated's Alan Shipnuck. "Some 3,000 fans streamed across the fairways, with soldiers locking arms in a human fence to keep the throngs off the greens." Getty Images
A course marshall practices kung fu as she awaits the golfers' arrival. Getty Images
"On the tee boxes there were so many camera clicks it sounded like machine gun fire," Shipnuck wrote. Getty Images
Local golf fans talk with one of the models who inhabited the greens in their evening wear in scenes seldom seen on any golf course. Getty Images
Woods tries to maintain focus as a luxury boat passes by, with the clubhouse car park also boasting a collection of Rolls-Royces, Ferraris, Aston Martins and Maseratis. Getty Images
Young fans show their support for McIlroy and Woods in a country that is seen as the next great market for golf to conquer. Getty Images
McIlroy never trailed Woods after starting with a birdie, going on to card a five-under-par 67 -- one less than the world No. 2. Getty Images
McIlroy awaits his trophy on a day that coincided with the launch of the multi-million-dollar "Golf Villas" to be built around the Jinsha Lake course. Getty Images