The Match VII Odds & How to Bet: Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods Underdogs to Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas
Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images. Pictured from left to right: Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
For the first time since July, Tiger Woods will play golf live on television on Saturday.
The seventh edition of “The Match” features superstars Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas as well, but all eyes will be on the greatest of all time.
McIlroy and Woods will go up against Spieth and Thomas in a 12-hole best-ball match at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida.
Spieth and Thomas are the betting favorite at -125 on DraftKings. McIlroy and Woods are at +105 as of Friday afternoon.
Thomas is currently ranked as the No. 8 player in the world, while Spieth sits No. 14 in OWGR. McIlroy comes in as the No. 1 player in the world after a stellar fall.
Woods is currently ranked 1,280th. He has not finished higher than 38th since his car accident in January 2021 other than at the PNC Championship, where he and his son, Charlie, finished second in last year’s event.
This event is made for live betting.
DraftKings and FanDuel are set to offer live betting options on each hole. Winner of the hole will be one of the more popular bets, while smaller events such as fairways hit, greens in regulation and birdies will be available.
DraftKings is already offering the ability to 3-way bet each of the first nine holes.
There are also various props such as the longest tee shot, hole-in-one and proximity to the hole off of the tee on par-3s. All of the major sportsbooks, including PointsBet, Barstool, BetMGM and Caesars, will have options to bet on The Match.
Action Network senior golf writer Jason Sobel previewed the match here.