The Match 7.0 features golf legends, rather than QBs trying to avoid giving concussions to gallery members.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. ET Saturday
WHERE: Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla.
FORMAT: Best Ball (i.e. best score) for 12 holes of team match play
Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas (-130): They’ve gone 8-2 as a pairing in the Presidents and Ryder Cup since 2018. If you think relationships matter in these events, consider Spieth was Thomas’ best man at his wedding last month. This is the healthier duo as Tiger Woods withdrew from last week’s Hero World Challenge due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Tiger Woods/Rory McIlroy (+105): Woods can still hit every shot and is the only player in this group with experience in The Match, most recently beating Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady with Peyton Manning in 2020. McIlroy is ranked as the No. 1 player in the world, and the two have literally grown closer over the years as neighbors in Jupiter, Fla.