The Match schedule: Start time, format, players and more

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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will team up for the first time in The Match.

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The seventh edition of The Match is set to take place on Saturday, Dec. 10 in Florida. Here’s everything you need to know about the made-for-TV event.

The Match preview

Saturday will mark the seventh playing of The Match, and there’s plenty of intrigue heading into the event. The contestants have a combined 133 PGA Tour wins and 24 major victories between them, making this the highest-profile iteration of The Match since Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson faced off in 2018.

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Longtime Match analyst and NBA legend Charles Barkley will once again be on hand to provide color commentary, while former Masters champion Trevor Immelman and host Brian Anderson join him in the booth. Kathryn Tappen will serve as on-course reporter.

And while there is no prize fund for the players competing, proceeds from The Match will be donated to a variety of charities, including those supporting relief efforts for Hurricane Ian victims.

Tournament basics

What: Capitol One’s The Match: Woods/McIlroy vs. Spieth/Thomas
Where: Pelican Golf Club, Belleair, Fla.
When: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, 6 p.m.
Charity: Supports Hurricane Ian recovery efforts


The format for The Match is four-ball, meaning every player plays their own ball and the lowest score for each team is counted for every hole. The Match is not a traditional 18-hole competition, however. For this event, the competition is condensed to 12 holes.



Tiger Woods – A 15-time major winner with 82 wins on the PGA Tour, this will be his third appearance in The Match.

Rory McIlroy – A four-time major winner with 23 wins on the PGA Tour, this will be his first appearance in The Match.


Justin Thomas – A two-time major winner with 15 wins on the PGA Tour, this will be his first appearance in The Match.

Jordan Spieth – A three-time major winner with 13 wins on the PGA Tour, this will be his first appearance in The Match.

How to watch The Match on TV

TNT will air TV coverage of this year’s edition of Capitol One’s The Match beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday night, with simulcasts on TBS, truTV and HLN.

How to watch The Match online, streaming

You can stream TNT’s coverage of The Match on with an active cable subscription.


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