The Match Las Vegas Pits Veterans vs Young Guns

Written By Marc Meltzer on May 5, 2022
Aaron Rogers The Match Las Vegas 2022

 

Turner Sports’ next installment of The Match is returning to Wynn Las Vegas for the second straight year.

The Match will tee off at 3:3o p.m. PT on June 1 at Wynn Golf Club.

Once again, the 12-hole golf event will air exclusively on TNT.

For the first time, the made-for-tv event won’t have any professional golfers. The 2022 edition of The Match will feature a foursome of some of the best NFL quarterbacks in the league today.

The Match will pit experienced quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers against young guns Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen.

Rodgers is coming off a win last summer when he teamed with Bryson Dechambeau. The duo defeated Brady and Phil Mickelson 3 and 2.

As previously noted, the elder statesmen, Brady and Rodgers, have both participated in The Match before. This will be the debut of Mahomes and Allen on The Match.

Betting On The Match

The Match is a unique made-for-TV golf event. In an effort to keep the action moving, The Match will only play on 12 of the 18 holes of the Wynn Golf Club.

Unlike traditional golf events on TV, viewers have amazing access to the players.

All four players will have open mics throughout the entire competition.

The show will air participants speaking directly with their competitors as well as the broadcast commentators. Turner Sports will release details of the broadcast team closer to the event.

Early betting odds for The Match on the Wynn Sports NV app currently favor the experienced team. Like other national sportsbooks, the Wynn Sports NV app may have different odds than other states with the WynnBet app.

The same is true for other Nevada sports betting apps.

Brady and Rodgers are currently -200 favorites. Mahomes and Allen are +170 underdogs at this time. Odds have already moved slightly.

 

Wynn Golf Club

Wynn Golf Club hosted The Match for the first time last year. Brooks Koepka defeated Rodgers’ former partner Bryson DeChambeau 5-and-3.

The Match is just one of many sports events that have helped propel Las Vegas into becoming one of the best cities for sports in the US. Even though this is a competition for TV, it’s a great advertisement for one of the rare golf courses located on the Vegas Strip.

There was a time when the golf course at Wynn Las Vegas was on the chopping block. In 2017, a plan to build Wynn Paradise Park was approved.

Demolition of the golf course was already underway when the plan to add a lagoon to the luxury resort was canceled.

The course was rebuilt and Wynn Golf Club opened in late 2019 after receiving a new layout from Tom Fazio. The course now sits on 129 acres of land at Wynn Las Vegas. The new layout has eight new holes and 10 updated holes.

This is a par 70 course that has three par 3s and two par 5s on each nine. The total yardage ranges from 4,810 to 6,722 yards depending on which of the four tees are used.

There’s a netted full swing warm-up area as well as a 6,500-square-foot practice putting green next to the first tee to get ready to hit the links.

The golf course at Wynn Las Vegas is typically open to the public but it isn’t cheap. This is one of the most expensive public golf courses in the US.

Green fees run $600 and include Calloway loaners for those who need them.

Black tier Wynn Rewards members receive a complimentary round of golf for two players at Wynn Golf Club.

That’s a $1,200 value for being a top-tier member of the Wynn Resorts rewards program. Points can be earned in Las Vegas as well as on the east coast at Encore Boston Harbor.

Photo by Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press
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Marc grew up on the mean streets of the South Bronx. He's the rare combination of Yankees and Jets fan which explains his often contrarian point of view. Marc is a freelance writer and social media consultant. Writing about steak, booze, gambling and Las Vegas is a tough job but somebody has to do it.

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