The next installment of Capital One’s The Match pits Bryson DeChambeau against Brooks Koepka at Wynn Las Vegas just off the strip.
It all goes down at 4 p.m. ET on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The match is set for 12 holes and now we have learned about the special on-course contests that will come along with it. Unlike previous Matches, which were team events, this one brings together two long-time social-media combatants in a 1-on-1 competition.
These closest-to-the-pin and longest drives challenges will also aim to do a lot of good for the community with Feeding American, two prominent children’s hospitals as well as the APGA on the receiving end of some big bucks.
No. 3: DraftKings Closest to the Hole
A $50,000 charitable donation will be made in the player’s name for whoever lands his tee shot closest to the hole. If the ball gets within five feet of the hole, an additional $150,000 will be donated. A $2 million donation will be made for a hole-in-one.
No. 6: Wheels Up/Meals Up and Feeding America Closest to the Hole
The player who gets closest to the hole here will help donate 500,000 meals to Feeding America. If a shot ends up within five feet of the hole, an additional 1 ½ million meals will be donated. A whopping 20 million meals will be donated if DeCheambeau or Koepka makes a hole-in-one.
No. 7: Capital One Venture X Long Drive Challenge
Don’t pencil in DeChambeau for this one just yet. Whoever hits the longest drive here will get to donate $200,000.
No. 9: ZipRecruiter Closest to the Hole
Another closest-to-the-pin contest and this one is good for a $50,000 donation. A shot that ends up within five feet of the hole will provide an additional $150,000 donation. An ace is good for a $2 million donation.
No. 11: Wagoneer Closest to the Hole
Closest to the pin is good for a $50,000 donation. Any shot that ends up within five feet of the hole will provide an additional $150,000 donation. An ace is good for a $2 million donation.
Capital One will also provide $15 million in community investments and grants to small businesses across the country to help them throughout the pandemic with additional grants aimed at helping Black business owners through an ongoing partnership with AEO (Association for Enterprise Opportunity).
TNT’s presentation of Capital One’s The Match will also be simulcast on TBS, truTV and HLN. TNT’s Brian Andersen is the play-by-play voice and he will be joined by Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley, with Amanda Balionis working as the on-course reporter.