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The much-anticipated Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson golf match, also featuring NFL quarterback legends Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, is officially set for May 24, it was announced Thursday.
Known as “Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Charity,” the event will take place at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. The match will be televised live by TNT, TBS, TruTV and HLN beginning at 2 p.m. Central (3 p.m. Eastern).
The four golfers will donate $10 million toward COVID-19 coronavirus relief efforts, benefitting organizations such as the American Red Cross, Direct Relief, Save Small Business and the ALL IN Challenge. Viewers will also be able to make donations during the telecast, and to bid on raffles including golf experiences with Woods and Mickelson.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unimaginable tragedy and heartbreak,” said WarnerMedia News and Sports chairman Jeff Zucker. “We’re hopeful this event and platform will help raise meaningful funding for COVID-19 relief, while also providing a source of brief distraction and entertainment for all sports fans.”
Woods will team with Manning, while Mickelson will partner-up with Brady in a Team Match Play event. The format will be Four-Ball (Best Ball) on the front nine and Modified Alternate Shot on the back nine, with additional “on-course challenges” to raise further charitable funds.
Woods and Mickelson previously squared off in a winner-take-all, pay-per-view match in Las Vegas in November 2018. Mickelson took home $9 million after besting Woods on the 22nd hole.
Turner Sports says quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will join them for a two-on-two match sometime in May. Missing from the announcement were such details as when and where the match would be played, except that tournament organizers would work with government and health officials to meet safety and health standards.
Turner said all donations and fundraising from “The Match: Champions for Charity” would benefit relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will be televised on TNT, with social and digital content leading up and during the event available through Bleacher Report and House of Highlights.
“It’s on now,” Mickelson tweeted Wednesday afternoon responding to Bleacher Report.
He added that he would be paired with Brady, saying:
“After feeling the sting of defeat the first time around, Looks like (at)TigerWoods is bringing a ringer to The Match ((hash)PeytonManning). I’m bringing a GOAT. (at)TomBrady — Ready to hit bombs?”
The first match over Thanksgiving weekend in November 2018 was supposed to be pay-per-view, except that technical difficulties allowed everyone to watch.
It lacked some of wild bets both players had teased, and the trash talking was forced at times. Mickelson ended up winning the $9 million winner-take-all purse in a wedge contest under the lights when the matched ended in a tie.
Live golf was last seen on television March 12, the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship as developments with the new coronavirus accelerated at such a rate that sports began shutting down.
The PGA TOUR first decided not to have fans at the TPC Sawgrass, then canceled its premier event, and then began canceling or postponing all tournaments across each of its tours.
Woods was not at THE PLAYERS. The defending Masters champion has not played since he finished last in his Genesis Invitational at Riviera on Feb. 16. Saying his back did not feel ready, Woods chose not to play the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard and THE PLAYERS Championship.
Woods and Manning have played together in pro-ams on the PGA TOUR.
The Palm Beach Post has reported that Brady, who recently signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has joined fabled Seminole Golf Club in south Florida.
n late May, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will reprise their Thanksgiving 2018 match, and this time they’re bringing Tom Brady and Peyton Manning to the party. The first version was half weird, half interesting. I got to see it for free because the pay-per-view element was botched and Bleacher Report decided to just give it away to avoid a total scandal. In terms of cheap entertainment, it was fine. This time around, it’s going to air live on TNT, be a team event (Mickelson/Brady vs. Woods/Manning) and, assuming we’re still in the pandemic zone, there’s almost no chance I’ll miss it.
However, it got me thinking: If I had the power to wave a magic putter and set up any match I wanted, who would I choose? Would it be Tiger and Phil? Almost definitely not—at this point in their careers, they’re too cordial, and their 2018 event was full of forced chuckles and banter. I want true ferocity. I want a no-love-lost, out-and-out duel, competitive as possible, with bad blood … or at least some tense history behind it. Also, I want to be able to bring back anyone I want into their competitive prime, living or dead. With that in mind, here are 10 alternatives that might be even better than Tiger vs. Phil:
1. Tiger Woods vs. Ian Poulter
If we’re going to do this, why don’t we have the greatest golfer to ever play against the greatest match-play golfer ever? (Stop, I know. The latter is debatable, but give me this: It’s close.) Plus, if you give Poulter a stage like this, he will want to win desperately. There will be no chit-chat, no side bets, nothing but pure focus and intensity. That also will bring out the best in Tiger, who loves a challenge—who can forget how he responded to Abe Ancer wanting to play him at the Presidents Cup? (And Ancer was taken out of context!) Import some drunken, singing European fans, and this would be explosive.
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2. Tiger Woods vs. Patrick Reed
The secret about Patrick Reed is that even though every young professional golfer on the planet grew up idolizing Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed’s idolization was on another level. We know about the red shirts on Sunday, but next time you listen to him talk, pay attention to the tight-lipped, clipped-off cadence, and you’ll realize that even in his speech he’s doing a Tiger Woods impression. Tiger has an affinity for him, too—at the Presidents Cup, every American player and captain was asked about Reed’s sand incident at the Bahamas, and most sounded like they were going through the motions. But Tiger defended Reed in a way that felt more genuine. There’s an understanding there, a mutual competitive excellence (Reed has now won two Masters if you count Golf Digest’s simulated 2020 version), and if you get them on the same course, they’ll both burn hot.
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3. Keegan Bradley vs. Miguel Angel Jimenez
If I had to pick just one match-up, this might be it—a rematch of one of the funniest, most intriguing fights in the history of golf. You probably know the story, but as a refresher, they were playing a meaningless match at the WGC in 2015 (both had already been eliminated), when a rules dispute brought Jimenez and Bradley’s caddie, Steve (Pepsi) Hale, into an argument. Pepsi may have mocked his accent, Jimenez told him to shut up, and suddenly Bradley was in Jimenez’s face. Jimenez won the match, which makes the whole thing more hilarious, and Bradley confronted him after the handshake and then again in the locker room. Who doesn’t want to see this again?!?!
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4. Michael Jordan vs. Anyone
I’ve been just a little obsessed with Michael Jordan ever since “The Last Dance” started airing, and it’s sad to me that we don’t get to see him compete anymore. And if we’re expanding to other sports, why are we missing on Jordan? The guy plays 54 holes every day, and he once scored 52 points in a game after drinking 10 beers while playing two rounds. Also, the man is the greatest smack-talker in the existence of sports. Just swap him in for Peyton—who, to be fair, is a good commercial actor, but I have no faith in him to improvise on the fly—and we’ll call it good. Put him on TV!
5. Paul Azinger vs. Nick Faldo
In Paul Azinger’s fascinating book about the 2008 Ryder Cup, he describes how he greeted European captain Nick Faldo when their plane landed, and how Faldo held the trophy he brought with him at arm’s length when the photograph was taken as a little “joke.” Azinger was not amused, and the two had already been fierce rivals dating back to the 1987 Open. And now they’re both TV commentators! A terrific way to extend one of the great rivalries.
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6. Seve Ballesteros vs. Paul Azinger
This is taking the time machine a step further and opening up the entire history of golfer, and going back to the heyday of the European Ryder Cup resurgence. Seve once called an American Ryder Cup team “11 nice guys and Paul Azinger,” and the two had a famous fight at the 1989 Ryder Cup over a scuffed ball and a drop from the water, and then mixed it up again in 1991. If we could get both men in their prime, have them function as their own rules officials, and put $5 million at stake in mid-’80s money, it’s a concept that can’t miss.