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Golf rivals Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau to face off in The Match

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Golf rivals Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau to face off in The Match
Team USA's Bryson DeChambeau (pictured) faces rival Brooks Koepka in The Match on Nov. 26 in Las Vegas. File Photo by Mark Black/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Rivals Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka will compete in the fifth edition of The Match golf event, the PGA Tour announced.

The PGA Tour said Tuesday that The Match will take place Nov. 26 at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas. It will air at 4 p.m. EDT the day after Thanksgiving on TNT, TBS, TruTV and HLN.

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"Finally what the world has been waiting to see," DeChambeau tweeted Tuesday.

DeChambeau and Koepka, known for exchanging trash talk at PGA Tour events, teamed up last month to help Team USA beat Europe in the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wis. They shared rare hugs and a handshake when the Americans clinched the title.

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DeChambeau and Koepka, the No. 7 and No. 9 respective players in the Official World Golf Ranking will compete on 12 holes in the Thanksgiving weekend event.

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DeChambeau teamed up with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to beat Phil Mickelson and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady in a previous edition of The Match in July in Big Sky, Mont. Koepka will make his debut in the charity golf event.

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Mickelson beat Tiger Woods in the first edition of The Match in 2018 in Las Vegas. Woods later teamed up with former NFL star Peyton Manning to beat Mickelson and Brady in the second event in 2020 in Hobe Sound, Fla.

Mickelson and NBA legend Charles Barkley beat Manning and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry in the third edition of The Match in November in Oro Valley, Ariz.

DeChambeau went 2-0-1 at the Ryder Cup. Koepka went 2-2-0 at the biennial tournament. They each will wear microphones throughout The Match to communicate with each other, the broadcast crew and fans.

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The PGA Tour said the previous editions of the event raised nearly $30 million to support various initiatives and generated nearly 10 million meal donations.

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