Spectator guide to the match between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau | Golf News and Tour Information
Perhaps we should have seen this from the start, that the Brooks Koepka-Bryson DeChambeau tift feud ultimately played out in a made-for-TV duel on the golf course. For those with such foresight, you probably had Friday, November 26 circled on your timeline even before Capital One’s fifth iteration of The Match officially became a thing.
If you’re a die-hard fan always eager to see what happens when the two face off on the course, or just a curious viewer wondering how to tune in when your social media feed tells you something passionate is happening , we have a spectator guide to help you watch all or part of Friday’s competition.
It’s Brooks versus Bryson, straight ahead, one-on-one, reminiscent of the first version of The Match between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods in November 2019. The following editions were two-man team events with a component celebrity, but it dates back to a mano-a-mano showdown.
The Wynn Golf Club on the Las Vegas Strip will serve as the venue. The course is a design by Tom Fazio which opened in 2005 on the same course as the former Desert Inn Hotel golf course which regularly hosted PGA Tour, LPGA and PGA Tour Champions events. It reopened in 2019 after a renovation by Fazio and his son Logan. It is open to the public with a green fee of $ 550.
It’s a match-play competition between the two, but the most unusual part of the original announcement that the two would face off, it would be a 12-hole competition. Truly? 12 holes? Why not 18â¦ or nine?
Well, if you watched The Match IV in July starring Bryson, Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers, you’ll probably remember that 18 holes took, roughly, a billion hours, which was, of course, too much for everyone involved. . The simple fix: Shorten the match (our TV guide says it should only last three hours) to make it a more user-friendly viewing experience.
The game will be broadcast live on TNT starting at 4 p.m. EST (1 p.m. local) with simulcasting on TBS, truTV and HLN. Event commentators are Brian Anderson (host), Phil Mickelson (analyst), Charles Barkley (analyst) and Amanda Balionis (course reporter).
As has been the case in other editions of The Match, there are many good causes that will benefit from the event. Organizers say The Match series will have raised more than $ 30 million and generated more than 10 million meal donations through Feeding America after this iteration.
Donations made through the Brooks-Bryson event will benefit the Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour, which works to mentor and develop minority golfers starting their professional careers, and Feeding America, a national network of food banks working to fight hunger, with DeChambeau contributing to Shriner Hospital and Koepka donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
WarnerMedia and golfers will begin with a charitable donation of 3.75 million meals to Feeding America.
Additionally, title sponsor Capital One is providing $ 15 million in community investments and grants to small businesses across the country as part of its commitment to advance socio-economic mobility in underserved communities. Capital One will also provide additional grants to help black business owners stabilize and grow their businesses through an ongoing partnership with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity.
Beyond the 12 hole game between Brooks and Bryson, there will again be a handful of challenges on the course.
On three of the four par 3s (third, ninth and 11th holes in the competition), there will be a challenge closest to the hole with $ 50,000 donated in the player’s name to a charity for the winner. If the winner’s ball is within five feet of the hole, the donation increases to $ 150,000. And if a player makes a hole in one go, the increase goes to $ 2 million.
On the other par 3 (sixth hole of the competition) the player whose ball is closest to the hole will help donate 500,000 meals to Feeding America. If the ball is within five feet, 1.5 million meals will be donated. One hole in one will result in the donation of 20 million meals.
There will also be a long drive challenge on the seventh hole of the competition with $ 200,000 awarded to the player’s name for whoever hits the longest drive that lands in the fairway.
The forecast for Friday calls for sunny skies with little wind and a few clouds in the afternoon. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-1960s. Sunset is 4:26 pm local time.