The 12-hole match (not 18) between the 2 golfers who feuded for a lot of 2021 will happen Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving, on the Wynn Golf Membership in Las Vegas.
Turner Sports activities will televise The Match, which the PGA Tour announced Tuesday, on TNT (in addition to TBS, TruTV and HLN) at 4 p.m. ET.
Each gamers took to social media after The Match was introduced.
“So does this imply we’re having ‘Friendsgiving,'” Koepka tweeted.
Added DeChambeau: “Lastly what the world has been ready to see.”
Mickelson and Woods have been concerned in a second Match together with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Corridor of Fame QB Peyton Manning. This would be the first time that Mickelson just isn’t concerned as a participant, however he’s anticipated to have some position, seemingly as a part of the published.
The DeChambeau-Koepka feud dates to early 2019 when Koepka made a problem of DeChambeau and gradual play. It escalated this 12 months after an interview that was not aired went viral following the PGA Championship wherein Koepka confirmed his disdain for DeChambeau as he walked behind him whereas about to conduct an interview.
It grew from there, to the purpose that spectators have been usually heard to taunt DeChambeau with the cry “Brooksy” at varied tournaments.
The problems between the 2 grew to become large enough that U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker sought to defuse issues earlier than the occasion final month. The gamers did not observe or play collectively throughout the Ryder Cup, however there was a seemingly reconciliatory handshake after the occasion.
DeChambeau additionally famous the staff dinner on Monday night time of Ryder Cup week and hinted at what may be coming.
“I sat down and had dinner with him final night time, and it was effective,” DeChambeau mentioned. “I believe there could also be one thing up right here shifting ahead, however will not communicate an excessive amount of extra on that.”
DeChambeau, 28, is an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour, together with the 2020 U.S. Open. He’s ranked seventh on the earth. His final victory got here on the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, and he went 2-0-1 on the Ryder Cup.
Koepka, 31, additionally has eight PGA Tour victories, together with 4 main championships. He’s ranked ninth on the earth. His final victory got here on the Waste Administration Phoenix Open in February, and he went 2-2 on the Ryder Cup.
As soon as their feud was renewed after the PGA Championship, the gamers have been by no means in the identical group the remainder of the season.