Sunday, January 29, 2023

Thomas and Spieth comfortably win ‘The Match’ against Woods and McIlroy

American Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth triumphed in the seventh edition of ‘The Match’ this Saturday as they face off against compatriot Tiger Woods and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy. At Pelican Golf Club in Bellaire (Florida, USA).

All proceeds ($2,605,000) from the event will be donated to help restore the damage caused by Hurricane Ian. Which devastated the west coast of Florida last September.

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The event is played at night and under artificial lights. In the first days was held at the full intersection of the statements between the scene head of LIV Golf, Australian Greg Norman and the duo formed by Woods and McIlroy.

For Woods, dialogue between the two circuits has included Norman’s resignation, a message also supported by the Northern Irishman., Directed by LIV Golf, dialogue between Norman and Tiger himself was advocated.

None of the participants, all members of the PGA Circuit, made statements related to LIV Golf neither in the preview nor during the match, during which his microphone was on at all times.

Another legend involved in the Saudi circuit, Phil Mickelson, took to his Twitter account this Saturday to wink at ‘The Match’.

,I am proud to be a part of this event”, he confirmed, adding that he would follow him on television, despite not playing it on this occasion.

Regarding the competition, After a par on the first hole, the pairing of Spieth and Thomas took advantage by winning holes two, three and four, The match was played as best-of-twelve-hole match-play in a four-ball format.

Among the most spectacular shots was Thomas’ three-putt to complete his birdie from nearly twenty feet.


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The tour was carried out in a very relaxed atmosphere, with constant conversation and banter between them and also with a Charles Barclay, who acted as commentator.

The fifth and sixth flags were also eliminated, and at the halfway point the pairing of Woods and McIlroy was one hole left to win.

In the seventh he showed his quality with a very long putt on the McIlroy green that gave his team the first point and cut the deficit to two with five more holes to play.

The three-point lead returned to Thomas and Spieth later with a birdie in the eighth.

He held it until the tenth hole when he matched McIlroy’s par to retain the lead with two flags to go and declare himself the winner.

McIlroy, Thomas and Spieth were privileged to play with Woods as they said before the startBecause her figure inspired her to progress in the practice of golf and reach professionalism throughout her childhood and adolescence.

,It’s an honor to be with Tiger, Justin and Jordyn on this. We’ve had a good time and I hope we’ve entertained the folks at homeEven with this good reason”, confirmed McIlroy, the number one in the world and the only non-American at the party.

One of the great attractions of the day was to see a very limited Woods in action again in his movements due to plantar fasciitis.

The opportunity to ride a golf cart gave fans a chance to see his swing once again.

The historic golfer, whose last participation was in the British Open where he missed the cut, wanted to give ‘The Match’ the importance it deserves and wore red, the color he always wears in a big way. Wears on the last day of the tournament.

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