The Match Odds: Tiger Headlines Star-Studded Cast in Florida

The latest edition of The Match is slating Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy against the dynamic duo of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Odds have hit the board for this star-studded clash — which we break down below.

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2022 2:51 PM ET Read Time: 3 min
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The latest edition of 'The Match' is set for December 10, when four of the PGA Tour's biggest stars head to Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida.

Tiger Woods — making his third appearance — is teaming up with good friend and World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and will take on the familiar American pairing of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth in a 12-hole match.

Here are the betting odds for the seventh installation of The Match featuring Woods and McIlroy vs. Thomas and Spieth on December 10.

Odds to win The Match

Team Odds
Justin Thomas & Jordan Spieth -125
Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy +105

Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of Dec. 9, 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 and have since shifted to -125. There may not be two golfers more familiar with one another than JT and Spieth, having played countless Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup matches as a pair to incredible success. 

Despite Rory McIlroy's red-hot form and World No. 1 status, it's been quite a while since we've seen Tiger Woods play (missed the cut at The Open) and he's most likely the weakest link of the four at the moment. As such, the pairing is listed as a slight +105 underdog. 

When is The Match taking place?

The Match takes place on Saturday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m. 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 as a Par 70 at up to 7,000 yards and is designed with Donald Ross' original layout in mind. The course also hosts the Pelican Women's Championship (Nov. 10-13 this year).

What is the format for The Match?

The format has not yet been announced, but it's expected to be a better ball match play (shamble). 

The Match History

Let's take a look at the previous six The Match events and see who the winners (bolded) have been.

Date Favorite Underdog
November 23, 2018 Tigers Woods (-200) Phil Mickelson (+175)
May 24, 2020 Tigers Woods/Peyton Manning (-190) Phil Mickelson/Tom Brady (+145)
November 27, 2020 Peyton Manning/Steph Curry (-175) Phil Mickelson/Charles Barkley (+138)
July 6, 2021 Aaron Rodgers/Bryson DeChambeau (-185) Phil Mickelson/Tom Brady (+165)
November 26, 2021 Bryson 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 popular way to bet on golf is by simply picking the winner, which is also referred to as an outright. There are plenty of other ways to wager, however. Some of the more popular markets include head-to-head betting, where sportsbooks pair up two golfers and you simply choose who you think will have the lower score over the course of the weekend or for one round only. Learn about more golf betting types and get expert tips and strategies in our how to bet on golf guide.

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