Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas to battle Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose in Payne’s Valley Cup

It’ll be Team USA vs. Team Europe in an 18-hole charity exhibition match at the grand opening of Payne’s Valley Golf Course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri.

Tiger Woods and good buddy Justin Thomas will make up Team USA, while Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose will be Team Europe in the Payne’s Valley Cup.

The special event will be Tuesday, Sept. 22, two days after the conclusion of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot. It will be carried live on Golf Channel at the highly anticipated, the first public-access golf course designed by Woods. The course pays tribute to Ozarks-native and World Golf Hall-of-Famer 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,” said Woods in a statement. “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.”

The event will feature a mix of fourball, foursomes and singles matches. All four players will be mic’d up. The match will be closed to the public. In addition to live coverage on Golf Channel, the match can also be streamed on the Golf Channel and NBC Sports apps as well as golfchannel.com.

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