This is one of the most entertaining events that will see some of the biggest names on the tour go head-to-head in the seventh edition of The Match. Watching Tiger Woods and Rory MvIIroy face off in a 12-hole competition against Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas is a golf fan’s nirvana and does amazing ratings for a mid-holiday season TV event.
Can’t wait to play in Capital One’s: The Match with @McIlroyRory against @JustinThomas34 and @JordanSpieth to raise money for Hurricane Ian relief. See you boys under the lights on December 10th. pic.twitter.com/IdaVY6HGV8
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) November 7, 2022
In June, the teams of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers versus Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes didn’t have quite the competitive appeal. Instead, fans will see a lights’-year kind of difference when Woods, McIIroy, Spieth, and Thomas tee-off.
Tiger, a 15-time major winner, will be making his third appearance, one less than rival Phil Mickelson. It is also the first time Woods has played a competitive match since missing the cut on the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland. He would have a miserable second round after a disappointing opening round, finishing nine over 153 for the tournament.
McIlroy, Thomas and Spieth will be making their event debut, which is scheduled for December 10th, at 6pm and can be seen on TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN from the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida.
Tiger & Rory vs. Jordan & JT
The Match is back on December 10. pic.twitter.com/ga7RxEWTVv
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 7, 2022
The Match, sponsored by Capital One, has raised $33 million for charitable organizations since its launch in 2018.