Match odds: Florida star-studded tiger headlines

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The final edition of “The Match” is set for December 10, when four of the PGA Tour’s biggest stars head to the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida.

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Tiger Woods – in his third appearance – teams up with good friend and world class friend Rory McIlroy and will take on familiar American duo Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth in a 12-hole match.

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Here are the betting odds for the seventh fixture of The Match featuring Woods and McIlroy against Thomas and Spieth on December 1.

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Odds of winning the match

Team Prospect
Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth -120
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy +100

Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of November 24, 2022.

Favorite to win the match

The dynamic duo of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth opened as 120 favorites to win this edition of the match. There may be no two golfers more familiar with each other than JT and Spieth, having played countless Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup matches as a pair to incredible success.

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Despite Rory McIlroy’s hot form and world number one, it’s been a while since we’ve seen him play Tiger Woods (he missed out on The Open Championship) and he’s probably the weakest link of the four at the moment. As such, the pairing is listed as a +100 minor underdog.

When will the match take place?

The match takes place on Saturday, December 10th at 6:00 PM ET, with live coverage of the event on TNT.

Where is the match taking place?

The match takes place at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida. The course plays 70 Par up to 7,000 yards and was built with Donald Ross’ original design in mind. The course is also hosting the Women’s Pelican Tournament (November 10-13 this year).

What is the format of the match?

The formula hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s expected to be the ultimate (shy) ball game.

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Match history

Let’s take a look at the previous six The Match events and see who the winners are (in bold).

Date favorite underdog
November 23, 2018 Tiger Woods (-200) Phil Mickelson (+175)
May 24, 2020 Tiger Woods / Peyton Manning (-190) Phil Mickelson / Tom Brady (+145)
November 27, 2020 Peyton Manning / Steph Curry (-175) Phil Mickelson / Charles Barclay (+138)
July 6, 2021 Aaron Rodgers/Bryson Dechambeau (-185) Phil Mickelson / Tom Brady (+165)
November 26, 2021 Bresson Dechambeau (-125) Brooks Koepka (+100)
June 1, 2022 Tom Brady / Aaron Rodgers (-175) Patrick Mahomes / Josh Allen (+155)

How to bet on golf

The most common way to bet on golf is to simply pick the winner, which is also referred to as outright. However, there are plenty of other ways to bet. Some of the most popular markets include live betting, where sports players are paired with two golfers and you simply choose who you think will get a lower score over the weekend or just for one round. Learn more about golf betting types and get expert tips and strategies in our How to Bet on Golf guide.

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