Since it’s finally reached November, and the holidays are coming around. It’s natural to start to thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday coming up. As far as sports go around the holidays, its phenomenal College football is at its peak, the NFL playoff picture is starting to take shape and the NBA & NHL are just getting started with their seasons. Golf is generally quiet this time of year and really doesn’t pickup until January for the Sentry TOC down in Hawaii. But recently Capital One has gifted us with The Match, in it’s fifth matchup since 2018, this year at Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas on Nov. 26. It’s the day after Thanksgiving and the match will be broadcast by TNT at 4 p.m. ET.
I think every golf fan saw some version of this coming down the road, and after the media had a huge bro-fest over Bryson and Brooks at the Ryder Cup (well all season really), it’s only fitting they square off for the event. Brooks hasn’t had his best year, but he hasn’t played all that terrible either. He’s been in the news more for his beef with Bryson than for his exceptional play in majors or otherwise. Which is staggering quite frankly, seeing as he has placed Top 10 in four of he last five majors, omitting the November Masters in the fall of 2020 when he missed the cut. He won the Waste Mgmt Open in Phoenix and according to ESPN, he’s earned just north of $5 million last year. Bryson’s year wasn’t too shabby either, he neck and neck in earnings, but didn’t place nearly as well in majors as Brooks did. Bryson did have a run at the FedEx Cup when him and Patrick Cantlay battled it out during the playoffs, but fell short at East Lake.
So the season closes out, they both are part of Team USA playing up at Whistling Straits where the USA absolutely dominated Team Europe. Beef squashed, they get photographed hugging and now let’s’ give the people what they want, head-to-head golf. Although I think a very close second would be them facing off in a cage UFC style, doubtful we’ll see that coming up anytime soon.
So an early cheers to the holidays and entertaining November golf ‘friendlies’ for charity, broadcast on network television, mic’d up.