In the most recent installment of “The Match,” which will take place on December 10 at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will go up against Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. The wait is almost over.
The commitment of the four all-stars to participate in the exhibition series, which is scheduled to take place for the seventh time and for the second time in 2022 after an NFL quarterback competition took place in June, was received a few months ago.
The match will be shown on TNT and is scheduled to start at six o’clock in the evening under the lights. There should be some incredible action during the match because all four players will be mic’d up.
Let’s take a more in-depth look at the competition’s structure, the specifics of the event, and how things might shake out on Saturday night in Florida.
Saturday, 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Woods/McIlroy (+105) vs. Thomas/Spieth (-130)
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The tournament will consist of better ball match play and will last for a total of 12 holes. As always, there will be a lighthearted atmosphere, and all of the proceeds will be donated to charity. This year, the funds that are raised will go toward helping those who were affected by Hurricane Ian, a cause that is near and dear to the hearts of many Floridians.
Woods will be making his third appearance in “The Match,” despite the fact that the golfing legend’s time left in the game of competitive golf is growing shorter by the day. In the opening match, which took place in November of 2018, he faced off against Phil Mickelson. Two years later, in 2020, he came back and teamed up with Peyton Manning to defeat Mickelson and Tom Brady in a charity competition that took place during the early stages of the pandemic.
McIlroy, Spieth, and Thomas will all be making their first appearances, despite the fact that Thomas worked as a pundit for the charity match that was mentioned earlier in 2020. In September 2020, Woods, McIlroy, and Thomas all took part in an exhibition of the same kind in order to raise funds for the Payne Family Foundation while also promoting the Payne’s Valley Golf Club, which was the first public-access golf course designed by Woods’ TGR Design firm.
Since he was injured in a car accident in February 2021 and began his road to recovery in February 2022, Woods had three official starts in 2022. This was the main attraction. At the Masters and the PGA Championships, he finished in the top half of the field, and at the Open Championship, he may have said his farewells to the Old Course for good.
McIlroy won three times in 2022, including the FedEx Cup, and is expected to be this team’s big hitter off the tee while Tiger recovers from his most recent injury. In reference to his teammate, McIlroy won the FedEx Cup.
While Spieth won the RBC Heritage and just recently led the United States to victory in the Presidents Cup with a perfect record of five rounds played, Justin Thomas won the PGA Championship for the second time in his career with a playoff victory at Southern Hills. Thomas won the championship for the second time in his career.
I think that old friends Thomas and Spieth, who both have youth and good health on their side, will end up dominating this competition.
Choose between Thomas and Spieth (-130)
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