Tiger Woods disappoints in first televised round since the Open Championship as he and Rory McIlroy win only one hole while losing ‘The Match’ to Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth by a 3&2 score
- Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy only won a single hole in the 12-hole charity event
- Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas finished the match by the 10th hole, at 3&2
- It was the first televised golf Woods played since he missed the cut at The Open
- Tiger will be playing with his son Charlie at the PNC Championship next week
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Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth cruised to a victory over Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in the latest installment of The Match on Saturday night outside Tampa, Fla.
Thomas and Spieth rolled to a 3 and 2 win in 10 holes under the lights at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair. Thomas and Spieth combined for seven birdies compared to just one for Woods and McIlroy.
‘Tiger and Rory, what happened,’ Thomas and Spieth spoofed on Twitter afterward. ‘How do you lose to us two? It’s all right, everybody does.’
It’s back to square one for Tiger Woods after he failed to win ‘The Match’ with Rory McIlroy
After tying the first hole, the pair of Jordan Spieth (L) and Justin Thomas (R) cruised to a win
The event raised millions of dollars for relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
‘The fact that we were able to do something under the lights that never before happened in our sport, to be able to grow it in a different way,’ Woods said on the TNT broadcast afterward.
It was Tiger’s third appearance in The Match, while the other three made their debut in the made-for-TV event.
Woods hit a great drive on the first hole – setting him up for a birdie and a tie of the hole
Despite the great partnership, Woods and McIlroy couldn’t put together a good performance
Woods’ first hole of the night saw him hit a great drive, setting him up with a chip and a putt for birdie.
However, there wouldn’t be much else to be happy about for the rest of the round – as Spieth and Thomas went 3UP by the fourth hole.
The seventh hole saw Woods and McIlroy win their only hole of the round, but promptly lost the next three to end the proceedings two holes early.