Let’s leave this one to the professionals.
Through the years, “The Match” has evolved from something of a serious exhibition to a little bit more of a sideshow featuring amateur golfers. With the latest iteration, the format shifts a bit back to the former. (Sorry, Patrick Mahomes.)
It’s a foursome of golf pillars squaring off in Florida on Saturday night: Tiger Woods partners with Rory McIlroy to take on friendly rivals Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas from the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida. Saturday will mark the third time that Woods will appear in a Match event, with the others coming in the inaugural event in 2018 (vs. Phil Mickelson) and 2020, when he paired with Peyton Manning to take on Mickelson and Tom Brady.
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Spieth, Thomas and McIlroy are all making their first appearance in a Match event, making for some must-see golf on Saturday.
Saturday night’s all right for golfing. Here’s how to catch the latest edition of The Match:
What channel is The Match on?
- TV channel: TNT, TBS, truTV, HLN
The Turner family of networks — TNT, TBS. truTV and HLN — will carry The Match this year. In years past, the broadcast has featured in-play commentary from its golfers as well as interaction between the hosts and the players during the broadcast.
The Match golf live stream
The Match will be able to be live streamed on Sling TV, which carries the Turner family of networks (TNT, TBS, TruTV, et al).
The Match can also be streamed on the TNT app.
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What time does The Match start?
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 10
- Time: 6 p.m. ET
It’s an evening start time for the latest edition of The Match. Tiger and Co. will tee off at 6 p.m. ET from the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla., which sits on the Sunshine State’s Gulf Coast not far from Tampa.
The Match announcers
- Announcers: Brian Anderson, Charles Barkley, Trevor Immelman, Kathryn Tappen
Multisport announcer Brian Anderson and Charles Barkley head up the commentary team for the latest rendition of The Match, with golfer Trevor Immelman also chipping in. Kathryn Tappen will be report from the course, as well.