How to Watch The Match 2024 Golf: McIlroy, Homa, Thompson, Zhang and More

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The Match 2024 Golf, Rory McIlroy and Max Homa are set to face off against LPGA’s Lexi Thompson and Rose Zhang. This is women’s first time in a friendly competition at the showcase.

McIlroy and Homa are the No. 2 and No. 7 golfers on the PGA Tour. McIlroy is a four-time major champion with 38 victories in his decorated golf career. Homa’s peepers are still glued on snaggin’ his inaugural biggie, but he’s already pocketed four PGA victories on his rap sheet.

Thompson has snagged victories 11 times on the LPGA Tour. She became the seventh woman to compete on the PGA Tour when she played in the Shriner’s Children’s Open last October. Zhang burst onto the pro scene as a rookie last summer, winning her first LPGA event in her professional debut at the 2023 Mizuho America Open. Before joining the LPGA, the 20-year-old was back-to-back NCAA national champion at Stanford.

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Everything you need? It’s here. The 2024 Match?:

The Match date 2024

  • Date: Monday, Feb. 26
  •  Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

The Match IX is set to tee off on Monday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. ET in West Palm Beach, Florida.

How to watch The Match Golf 2024

  • TV channels: TNT, truTV, HLN
  •  Live stream: Sling TV, Max

Fans can watch the Match on TNT, with the event simulcast on sister stations truTV and HLN.

For viewers looking to stream The Match live, Max and Sling TV have TNT, truTV, and HLN, so viewers can sign up for any streaming services to watch live.

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Ernie Johnson and Charles Barkley will dish out the play-by-play for the shindig. Tagging along will be Catherine Tappen, 2008 Masters high-roller Trevor Immelman, triple-threat LPGA victor Christina Kim, beatmaster DJ Khaled, and ice hockey oracle Paul Bissonnette.

Where is The Match in 2024?

  • Location: West Palm Beach, Fla.
  •  Venue: Park Municipal Golf Course

Park Municipal Golf Course hosted the Match for the first time. While the event has taken place twice in Florida before, it has never been held in West Palm Beach.

Previously, the state hosted the Second Match event in 2020 with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. That tournament was played at the medal-winning golf club at Hobe Sound. Then, in 2022, Match VII between Woods McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Jordan Spieth was played at Pelican Golf Club in Bellaire.

The Match Golf Format

This year, the Match is moving away from its usual scramble style of play. Instead, the two teams will play in a mixed-skin format.

In golf, skins are played when you set a dollar or point amount for a hole. The event’s winner is not who shoots the lowest total score but who wins the most holes. Whoever scores on a particular hole beats the “skin”.

In the case of The Match, a monetary value is assigned to each hole in the competition. Whoever wins that hole will receive particular cash to give to charity.

Match Purse, 2024 Prize Money Rs

The Match has no traditional purse, but the players compete to raise charity money; this year’s charity is the youth organization First Tee.

According to a press release, the Match has raised over $38 million for charity since its first iteration.

The Match’s previous winners

There have been eight previous match events, six featuring a mix of pro golfers or pro-am pairings. This year’s event returns to featuring only golf professionals after all non-golfers competed in the 2023 edition.

Here’s how the results fared in previous years:

DateEventWinnerLoser
Nov. 23, 2018“The Match: Tiger vs. Phil”Phil MickelsonTiger Woods
May 24, 2020“The Match: Champions for Charity”Tiger Woods-Peyton ManningPhil Mickelson-Tom Brady
Nov. 27, 2020“The Match: Champions for Change”Phil Mickelson-Charles BarkleyPeyton Manning-Stephen Curry
July 6, 2021“The Match IV”Bryson DeChambeau-Aaron RodgersPhil Mickelson-Tom Brady
Nov. 26, 2021“The Match: Bryson vs. Brooks”Brooks KoepkaBryson DeChambeau
June 1, 2022Brady/Rodgers vs. Allen/MahomesTom Brady and Aaron RodgersJosh Allen and Patrick Mahomes
Dec. 10, 2022“The Match VII”Jordan Spieth and Justin ThomasRory McIlroy and Tiger Woods
June 29, 2023“The Match VIII”Patrick Mahomes and Travis KelceStephen Curry and Klay Thompson

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