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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will face Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth in the latest installment of Capital One’s The Match, scheduled for Saturday, December 10, on the Warner Bros. family of networks. Discovery.
The event will begin at 6pm ET on TNT, with simulcasts available on TBS, truTV and HLN. Bleacher Report platforms will also provide extensive coverage up to the event and during the competition.
The seventh edition of the Sports Emmy nominated event will take place at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla., and will feature four of golf’s brightest stars taking on a 12-hole competition.
This will mark only the third time Capital One’s The Match has not featured a non-golf celebrity. The previous two instances saw head-to-head clashes between great golfing rivals as Woods faced Phil Mickelson in the inaugural event and Bryson DeChambeau faced Brooks Koepka last November.
the latest edition—Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers against Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes in June – did not feature any professional golfers.
Woods will make his third appearance on the series, which puts him one behind Phil Mickelson as the greatest of all time. The 15-time top winner has not played competitive golf since missing the cut at the Open Championship in July as he recovers from injuries sustained in a car accident in 2021.
McIlroy, Thomas and Spieth will make their first appearances at the event. Woods and McIlroy were in the news in August when their company TMRW Sports announced the TGL, a technology-based golf league which will premiere in January 2024.
Capital One’s The Match has raised $33 million for charitable organizations since its launch in 2018.