What to Know About the Payne’s Valley Cup

It is a Tuesday in September and there is LIVE golf on. 

Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas are teaming up to take on Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose in an 18-hole charity match at Woods’ new golf course Payne’s Valley in the Ozarks on Tuesday afternoon. 

The event will benefit the Payne Stewart Family Foundation. 

Here are a few Things to Know. 

How to Watch 

The match will take place on Tuesday, September 22  from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on golf Channel. 

There will be an encore airing on NBC on December 26 and December 27. 

The broadcast crew will consist of NBC’s Dan Hicks and Tiger’s childhood friend Notah Begay. 

All four golfers will be mic’d up. 

About Payne’s Valley 

Payne’s Valley is Tiger’s first public golf course that he designed as a tribute to the late Payne Stewart, who is from the Ozarks. 

“Payne’s Valley is the first public golf course that I have designed. I couldn’t be prouder of how it turned out. It was an honor for me and my TGR Design team to work with Johnny Morris and Big Cedar Lodge on this spectacular golf course. I am thrilled that it will be featured during the Payne’s Valley Cup,” said Woods. 

Payne’s Valley features an unforgettable par-3, 19th bonus hole to celebrate the nature and beauty of the Ozarks. 


The format for the match is mixed, and follows the pattern of the Ryder Cup, which would be taking place this weekend. 

There will be a section of Four-Ball play, Alternate Shot and Singles matches within the 18 holes. 

 #1-6: Best Ball with 2nd ball as tiebreaker, #7-12: Alternate Shot, #13-18 Singles Match(TW vs Rory?) If tied match will go to 19th hole.

Woods and Thomas will represent Team USA, while McIlroy and Rose will represent Team Europe. 


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