What was supposed to be a welcome return to competition for Tiger Woods quickly turned into a beatdown.

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Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas took it to Woods and Rory McIlroy early and often Saturday evening at Pelican Golf Club before ultimately winning the seventh edition of The Match by a score of 3&2.

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Competing in a 12-hole charity exhibition for the benefit of Hurricane Ian relief efforts, Tiger showed signs of life when he matched J.T.'s birdie on the opening hole.

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Competing in a 12-hole charity exhibition for the benefit of Hurricane Ian relief efforts, Tiger showed signs of life when he matched J.T.'s birdie on the opening hole.

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A par from Thomas on the fourth -- using only his 5-wood due to the one-club challenge -- saw the undefeated Presidents Cup duo grow their lead to 3 UP in a blink of an eye.

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From there, they were on cruise control as a handful of pars and two additional birdies were enough to put the finishing touches on this match on the 10th hole.

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"I think Rory described it right when he said that it was the ham and the egg white, not quite the egg," said Spieth. "It was awesome. What a cool experience.

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I was super anxious to get going and just not knowing what it would be like. Obviously have my partner alongside makes it a lot easier to get comfortable out there and made some birdies."

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