The Match returns under the bright lights on Saturday, but there won’t be any NFL quarterbacks involved this time.
Instead, Tiger Woods will be in action alongside Rory McIlroy as the duo of world-class golfers faces fellow major champions Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.
The four golfers are coming together in Belleair, Fla. for a great cause, as the event will raise money for Hurricane Ian relief efforts. That means the winning pair won’t get to take home any prize money, but it will be tough to argue with the bragging rights that will come out of this star-studded matchup.
Despite McIlroy’s recent success, Spieth and Thomas enter as slight favorites. Woods is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his foot and had to skip last week’s Hero World Challenge, which may be creating some skepticism ahead of the event.
Here’s how you can watch The Match without cable.
The Match free live stream
Sling TV will be the easiest way for cord-cutters to watch The Match live on Saturday. Sling TV carries the Turner family of networks in all of its packages, and it comes with a free trial.
Viewers with cable will be able to stream The Match free using the TNT app.
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What channel is The Match on?
The Match will be broadcast on TNT and simulcast on TBS, truTV, and HLN. TNT has broadcast nearly all editions of the Match, getting viewers close to the competitors to create a more intimate feel for the event.
The first edition of The Match, in 2018, was intended as a pay-per-view event but experienced major technical difficulties. The events have widely been broadcast on TV ever since. This will be the seventh edition of The Match.
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What time does The Match start?
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 10
- Start time: 7 p.m. ET
The Match will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 11. Coverage on TNT is set to begin at 6 p.m. ET with a roundtable discussion between all four competitors.
Where is The Match?
- Course: Pelican Golf Club
- Location: Belleaire, Fla.
The last two iterations of The Match were held at Wynn Golf Club in Nevada, but the golfers will play under the lights in Belleair, Florida this time around.
The location is poignant with the event benefiting victims of Hurricane Ian, as Belleair is along the same coast that was directly hit by the storm further south.