Tiger Woods will join Rory McIlroy in The Match on December 10

It’s official: Tiger Woods will return to the golf course on December 10, in the seventh edition of The Match.

The 15-time major champion will meet the No. 1 golfer in the world Rory McIlroy against Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth 12-hole competition under the lights at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida.

Proceeds from the game at 6 p.m. ET will benefit Hurricane Ian relief efforts along the Gulf Coast. Previous editions of The Match raised $33 million for charities and served 27 million meals through Feeding America, according to a news release.

It will be Woods’ third appearance at The Match. He teamed up with NFL quarterback Peyton Manning to defeat him Phil Mickelson and the Tom Brady one-shot in May 2020. Woods lost to Mickelson 1-over in 22 holes in the original head-to-head match in November 2018. McIlroy, Spieth and Thomas will make their debuts at the event.

Woods, 46, has not played in a tournament since July in St. Since missing the cut at the 150th Open Championship at Andrews. He is still recovering from serious injuries sustained in a car accident outside Los Angeles in February 2021. He finished tied for 47th at the Masters in April since the disaster, and retired after three rounds of the PGA Championship in May.

Woods has yet to announce whether he will play in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas in early December. The event benefits his foundation. Woods is expected to attend the PNC Championship, Dec. 15-18 in Orlando, with his son Charlie, but has yet to confirm whether he will play in the event.

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