Just four days after he played some of his worst golf of the year and missed the cut, Tiger Woods is back on the golf course today. Playing in an event alongside three of the world’s other best golfers should help wipe the +10 blunder at the U.S. Open off of his mind. Watch Live
At 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Woods and Justin Thomas will play for Team USA in the Payne’s Valley Cup against Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy on Team Europe. Fans can catch the showdown on the Golf Channel.
Hosted at Payne’s Valley Golf Course in Ridgedale, Missouri, the Payne’s Valley Cup is a match play format with a mix of fourball, foursomes and singles over 18 holes played. The course is designed by Woods himself and will be the first even hosted on it.
“Payne’s Valley is the first public golf course that I have designed. I couldn’t be prouder of how it turned out,GolfChannel.com. “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.”
It might not be a major championship week anymore, but you can still watch four of the best in the world tee it up this week. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Justin Rose will square off Tuesday in the Payne’s Valley Cup, an exhibition celebrating the opening of Payne’s Valley Golf Course in Missouri.
Woods is the architect of the golf course, and Payne’s Valley — a nod to former U.S. Open winner Payne Stewart — is his first public golf course design. Woods’ other courses — including Bluejack National in Houston and El Cardonal in Mexico — have been well received both by architectural critics and golfers.
Here’s what Woods says about Payne’s Valley on his design website.
The design of Payne’s Valley created a championship-caliber, family-friendly golf experience that allows individuals of all skill levels to co alongside dramatically exposed rock outcroppings, bold mountain ridges, sweeping valleys, pristine streams, and beautiful mature trees, creating a memorable backdrop for the 18-hole golf course.
The group of Woods, McIlroy, Thomas and Rose will play a combination of four ball, foursomes and singles matches, and they will all be mic’d up for an event that will raise money for the Payne Stewart Family Foundation.
After a slogging week at the 2020 U.S. Open, this four-hour stretch should be far more enjoyable. These four, when they’re loose and having fun, are among of the best quotes in the game, so it should be a blast to watch.designs simple and playable but also nuanced throughout the course of his young architectural career, and we should get plenty of commentary from him about the course itself.
Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas (Team USA) will compete against Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose (Team Europe) in an event to celebrate the opening of Woods’ first public course design.
The Payne’s Valley Cup takes place Sept. 22 and will be broadcast on Golf Channel, beginning at 3 p.m. ET. The Payne’s Valley Golf Course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri, is the host site. It is named in honor of Ozarks native Payne Stewart.
“Payne’s Valley is the first public golf course that I have designed. I couldn’t be prouder of how it turned out,” Woods said. “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.”
As for the golf, it will undoubtedly be relaxed. Thomas said on Sunday evening at Winged Foot — after shooting 73-76-72 to close out his tournament — that he “wanted to break everything in sight,” so I’m guessing the pins on Tuesday will not be particularly tucked.
Here’s how you can watch and follow the entire event.
Payne’s Valley Cup
Location: Payne’s Valley Golf Course — Taney County, Missouri
Event type: Charity exhibition
Format: Mix of four ball, foursomes, singles
Live TV coverage: 3-7 p.m. ET on Golf Channel
Live simulcast: 3-7 p.m. ET on fuboTV (Try for free)
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