Thompson and Zhang are the primary ladies to play within the made-for-television occasion.
McIlroy will make his second look within the exhibition, having accomplished so with teammate Tiger Woods in a 3 and a pair of loss to Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth in December 2022. Homa will probably be competing in his first such occasion.
Thompson, Zhang, McIlroy and Homa will sq. off in a 12-hole skins match at “The Park” golf course on Feb. 26 in West Palm Seashore, Florida. Every gap is value a selected amount of cash for charity.
The PGA Tour and LPGA Tour gamers will hit from the identical tee containers on the 4 par-3 holes. The women and men will use totally different tee containers for the remaining holes.
The golfer who raises probably the most cash on the conclusion of the occasion will probably be declared the winner.
Zhang, 20, received her LPGA debut on the Mizuho Americas Cup, simply two weeks after capturing consecutive particular person NCAA titles at Stanford.
“I am so excited to play in The Match,” Zhang informed Sports activities Illustrated. “I’ve loved watching this franchise over time. They’ve had so many nice celebrities and golfers and it is all the time entertaining with Charles Barkley on the mic. I am honored to tee it up alongside Rory, Max and Lexi and know we’ll have a blast elevating cash to assist make the sport extra accessible for all.”
Thompson, 28, is an 11-time LPGA Tour winner — together with the victor of the 2014 Chevron Championship. She additionally grew to become the seventh lady to compete on the PGA Tour when she narrowly missed the lower on the Shriner’s Youngsters’s Open in October.
McIlroy, 34, is a four-time main champion (2012 and 2014 PGA Championship, 2011 U.S. Open, 2014 Open Championship).
Homa, 33, is a six-time PGA Tour winner and a member of the 2023 U.S. Ryder Cup crew.