Payne’s Valley match: How to watch Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, McIlroy and Rose square off

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Tiger, JT, Rory and Rose are set to battle it out at Payne's Valley, Tiger's first public design.

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We won’t get a Ryder Cup in 2020, but that doesn’t mean the golf world is totally bereft of top-tier match play this fall. On Tuesday, four of the world’s best golfers (Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Justin Rose) will compete in the Payne’s Valley Cup, a match-play event from Tiger’s first-ever public course design.

The event is for charity, but with a matchup pitting two of golf’s most-decorated Americans against two of its best Europeans, you can bet there will be more than a touch of rivalry. Here’s everything you need to know on how to watch, including streaming information.

Payne’s Valley Cup match preview

True to form, the Payne’s Valley Cup features an old-school Ryder Cup matchup: Woods and Thomas against McIlroy and Rose. The group will play a mix of best-ball, alternate shot and singles over the span of their 18-hole match.

The 4th and 5th holes at Payne's Valley.
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In truth, Tuesday’s match is as much about the venue as it is the players. Payne’s Valley (located at Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozarks) is Tiger’s first-ever public design and features some of the most jaw-dropping views we’ve seen from a TGW design to date.

While the event is sure to bring eyes to Tiger’s newest course design, all proceeds from the match will be donated to the Payne Stewart Family Foundation. Woods named the course for Stewart, the three-time major champion who was born not far from the course’s location.

The 1st hole at Payne’s Valley.

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How to watch the Payne’s Valley Cup

The Payne’s Valley Cup will be broadcast on Golf Channel, with coverage including the likes of David Feherty, Jim “Bones” Mackay, Henni Zuel and Notah Begay.

Coverage begins live from Payne’s Valley at 3 p.m. ET and finishes around 7 p.m. ET.

How to stream the Payne’s Valley Cup

Fans with a cable subscription can stream the Payne’s Valley Cup for free with their cable login via golfchannel.com or using the NBC Sports mobile app.

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James Colgan

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James Colgan is an assistant editor at GOLF, contributing stories for the website and magazine on a broad range of topics. He writes the Hot Mic, GOLF’s weekly media column, and utilizes his broadcast experience across the brand’s social media and video platforms. A 2019 graduate of Syracuse University, James — and evidently, his golf game — is still defrosting from four years in the snow, during which time he cut his teeth at NFL Films, CBS News and Fox Sports. Prior to joining GOLF, James was a caddie scholarship recipient (and astute looper) on Long Island, where he is from.