The most infamous fight in the world of golf will take center stage for the fifth edition of “The Match” that will take place on Friday, November 26.
Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau will compete in a 12-hole competition in Las Vegas to finally resolve their feud once and for all. Well, supposedly anyway. “The Match” began in 2018 between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and since then, the competition is typically between two teams comprised of a golfer and another famous golf player. For example, the fourth edition of “The Match” had DeChambeau and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers competing against Mickelson and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.
The Koepka-DeChambeau feud may be over, especially after the two appeared hugging and celebrating after Team USA’s victory at the Ryder Cup in late September. Even if they have reconciled, expect a lot of trash talk between these two golfers, especially given their history.
Here’s everything you need to know about when The Match 5 takes place, along with how to watch and who you’ll listen to on the stream.
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When is the Bryson DeChambeau vs Brooks Koepka game?
- Date: Friday, November 26
- Weather: 4 pm ET | 1 pm Pacific Time
On Friday, November 26, “The Match” will take place at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Viewers on the East Coast can tune in at 4 pm to see coverage of “The Match,” but any local viewer in Las Vegas can tune in at 1 pm local time.
How to watch The Match: Bryson vs. Brooks
- Television channel: TNT, TBS, truTV, HLN
- Live broadcast: See TNT
The main broadcast of “The Match” will be shown on TNT. However, other Turner-owned platforms, such as TBS, truTV and HLN, will show simulcasts. You can also stream the live stream with the See TNT application, which requires you to log in with your television provider’s information.
For those who watch TV, here is the list of TNT’s HD channel numbers for several of the major providers:
- DirecTV: 245
- Dish Network: 138
- Verizon FiOS: 551
- AT&T U-Verse: 1108
- Xfinity: 204
- Link Prism of the Century: 108
The match: Bryson vs. Brooks announcers
Two-time winner of “The Match” Phil Mickelson will make his debut as a commentator for this match. Joining him will be Mickelson’s former partner in “The Match”, Charles barkley. Barkley will make his third appearance as an event analyst.
TNT Brian anderson will act as a play-by-play commentator for the event. Further, Amanda balionis, who does most of the reporting on the course for the PGA Tour, will be the reporter for the course.
Where is The Match?
- Location: Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Wynn Golf Club golf course is located on the Las Vegas Strip and is a 6,722 yard, par 70 course. However, DeChambeau and Koepka will only play 12 of the 18 holes.
The course has not appeared on television for any PGA Tour event in its history.
The Match golf format
DeChambeau and Koepka will compete in match play for this edition of “The Match.” This format is similar to the Ryder Cup format, in which players will compete to shoot the lowest score on each hole. Whoever throws the lowest score on the individual hole, that person will get a point added to their score. If they tie on a hole, that hole will be halved. Whoever wins the most holes at the end of the 12 holes wins.
The Match 2021 Wallet
DeChambeau and Koepka will compete with each other for bragging rights, but they will also compete for charity work. Turner Sports announced that this event will donate money to the Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour and Feeding America, plus DeChambeau will contribute to Shriner’s Hospital and Koepka will donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Additionally, there are certain holes in the field that allow DeChambeau and Koepka to compete to donate more money to the charities mentioned above. Here is a schematic of those competitive holes.
- Hole 3: The par four hole is titled “DraftKings closer to the hole”. Whoever lands their tee shot closest to the hole can donate $ 50,000 to the charity of their choice. If they land within five feet of the hole, an additional $ 150,000 will be donated. If one of the golfers has a hole in one, an additional $ 2 million will be donated.
- Hole 6: The par three hole is titled “Wheels Up / Meals Up and Feeding America Closest to the Hole”. Whoever lands their tee shot closest to the hole will receive 500,000 meals donated to Feeding America on their behalf. If they are within five feet of the hole, an additional 1.5 million meals will be donated. If they have a hole in one, 20 million meals will be donated. ZenWTR will donate 100,000 bottles of water.
- Hole 7: The par five hole is titled “Capital One Venture X Long Drive Challenge”. Whoever hits the longest drive off the tee will receive $ 200,000 donated in the player’s name.
- Hole 9: The par three hole is titled “ZipRecruiter closest to hole”. The same rules and results of hole 3 apply with this hole.
- Hole 11: The par three hole is titled “Wagoneer closer to the hole”. The same rules and results for Hole 3 and Hole 11 apply to this hole.
The only other version of “The Match” that featured two golfers facing off (Tiger Woods versus Phil Mickelson in 2018) had a grand prize of $ 9 million awarded to Mickelson as the winner. Otherwise, the other three versions of “The Match” have donated money to charities, raising nearly $ 30 million in the past two years.
However, DeChambeau and Koepka have the opportunity to increase their chances of making more money in the inaugural year of the new PGA Tour initiative. Player impact program. This program awards $ 40 million to 10 different golf stars of the year based on fan participation. Even without “The Match,” DeChambeau and Koepka would likely get PIP money due to their year-long feud.
Golf odds of the match
Caesers Sportsbook opened the odds for “The Match” by putting DeChambeau as a slight favorite with -118 odds in Koepka -105 odd.
DeChambeau heads to “The Match” as the No. 7 ranked golfer on the Official World Golf Ranking list, in addition to finishing No. 7 in the 2021 FedEx Cup ranking. DeChambeau is also a previous winner of ” The Match “after earning his first win at this event in July 2021 with his teammate Aaron Rodgers.
Koepka, on the other hand, is currently at No. 15 on the OWGR list and finished at No. 30 in the FedEx Cup rankings. This will be Koepka’s first time competing in any edition of “The Match.”
Who has won ‘The Match’ in previous years?
There have been four other issues of “The Match” dating back to the fall of 2018 when Tiger Woods took on Phil Mickelson one on one. This edition of “The Match” will be Phil Mickelson’s first time not competing on the field.
This is DeChambeau’s second appearance on “The Match,” but it is Koepka’s first time competing.
|November 23, 2018||“The match”||Phil Mickelson||Tiger Woods|
|May 24, 2020||“The Match: Champions for Charity”||Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning||Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady|
|November 27, 2020||“The Match: Champions for Change”||Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley||Peyton Manning and Steph Curry|
|July 6, 2021||“The Match 4”||Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers||Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.