Tiger and Thomas to face McIlroy and Rose in charity duel | Sunday Observer

Tiger and Thomas to face McIlroy and Rose in charity duel

30 August, 2020

MIAMI AFP: Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas will play Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose in a Ryder Cup-style 18-hole charity match next month between former world number ones, Woods announced Wednesday.

The made-for-television Payne’s Valley Cup -- an 18-hole event at the Big Cedar Lodge course named for the late Payne Stewart in Ridgedale, Missouri -- will be staged on September 22.

The date is three days before the Ryder Cup was to have been played between Europe and United States teams at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin and just like the Cup the charity match will feature, four-ball, foursomes and singles formats. “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.

“I’m thrilled that it will be featured during the Payne’s Valley Cup.” Stewart, who is from the Ozarks region where the event will be played, died in 1999 after winning the US Open. Proceeds will benefit his family’s foundation. The Payne’s Valley Cup will mark the grand opening of the course.