Tiger Woods had a few of his buddies – Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, and Justin Rose – over to the new course he designed in Missouri for a special exhibition on Tuesday.
While all 18 holes of the course looked pretty incredible, the special 19th hole (which has been dubbed a “bonus” hole) stole the show at the end of the round.
The four golfers competed at Payne’s Valley Golf Course (Named in honor of Ozarks native Payne Stewart) at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale. It’s the first public course designed by Tiger Woods.
Their matches came down to the 19th hole, which is a stunning par-3. Tiger and JT ended up beating McIlroy and Rose but this hole won the day.
Check this thing out:
The 19th hole at Payne's Valley.
120 yards. What are you hitting? pic.twitter.com/vuScQg14N8
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) September 22, 2020
The 19th hole at Payne’s Valley pic.twitter.com/YiPMwHcYK5
— Always Bring The Sticks (@ABTSticks) September 22, 2020
Quite a sight here at the 19th hole of Payne’s Valley that will end today’s action.
The players are currently through 15 holes. pic.twitter.com/7KT8Qt33XP
— Matt Vereen (@MattVereen) September 22, 2020
JT won the closest to the pin contest:
The closest to the pin on the 19th hole at Payne's Valley….
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) September 22, 2020
Golf fans loved it:
Like c’mon — how dope is the 19th hole at Payne’s Valley. Bucket List. pic.twitter.com/wIIwtd441P
— Spencer Berk (@SpenceBerk) September 22, 2020
— Bryan Ptak (@BryanPtak) September 22, 2020
Apparently, I need to plan a buddies trip to Big Cedar Lodge…
— Trav (@TravisDevlin) September 22, 2020
Tiger Woods chopped out a mountain, created a mountain lake from a natural spring, and then put a green in the middle of the new lake as a bonus 19th hole. Shut up and take my money https://t.co/sk1t5Wbe8p
— Rad (@admaryland) September 22, 2020