The ninth edition of The Match begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on Monday at The Park in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Match 2024 will feature four golfers from the PGA and LPGA Tours competing to see who can raise the most money for charity. The mixed skins format is unique for this event, as it has featured a team competition in recent years. Rory McIlroy is the +210 favorite (risk $100 to win $210) in The Match 9 odds, followed by Max Homa (+230), Lexi Thompson (+300) and Rose Zhang (+300). Which golfer should you back when you place The Match IX bets?

McIlroy is the only golfer in the field who has participated in The Match previously, but the format will be different than when he teamed up with Tiger Woods in The Match 7. He has also never competed against LPGA Tour golfers in one of these events, so The Match 2024 is expected to be a treat for golf fans. Before locking in any Match 9 bets, be sure to see Match IX picks and predictions from SportsLine's proven golf expert, Mike McClure.

McClure's model has returned more than $9,000 on $100 best bets since June of 2020 and has called the winner of 10 major tournaments entering the weekend. McClure was also all over Brooks Koepka defeating Bryson DeChambeau as a +110 underdog in The Match V and nailed Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth for an easy win over Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in The Match VII.  Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns. 

Now, with The Match 9 set to tee off on Monday, McClure has scoured the golf odds and locked in his top picks. Head to SportsLine now to see McClure's best bet for The Match IX

The Match IX golfers, format

Many previous editions of this event have been hosted by private clubs or resort courses, but this year's competition is being staged at a public course. All four golfers will play from the same tee boxes on the four par-3 holes, while the women will play from shorter tees on the par-4s and par-5s. Golfers win skins by beating everyone else on that hole, with each hole being worth a designated amount of money for charity.

If there is a two-way tie for a hole, the skin gets rolled over to the next hole. The skins are going to vary in value, so the competition could be undecided until the final few holes. McIlroy and Homa are two of the top golfers on the PGA Tour, while Thompson is an 11-time LPGA Tour winner and Zhang is one of the sport's rising stars. See which golfer to back at SportsLine.

How to make The Match 2024 picks

McClure has scoured The Match IX odds board and has identified his winner. You can only get his best bet for The Match IX right here.

So who wins The Match 9? Visit SportsLine now to see who you can bank on to win The Match IX, and see where the betting value lies, all from the expert that's nailed 10 golf majors, and find out.