Preview, TV time for The Match: Champions for Charity
22 May 2020
by Brayden Conover of AmateurGolf.com
Tiger Woods is teaming up with two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning as they square off against Phil Mickelson and six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady in Capital One’s The Match which will help raise over $10 million towards COVID-19 relief.
With all four used to duking it out against each other on Sunday’s over the past two decades, The Match offers one more Brady-Manning match up for the world to see. In November of 2018, Woods and Mickelson put it all on the line for bragging rights and over $9 million, which Mickelson won in an unconventional playoff.
This time around, there will be challenges such as a one-club hole on No. 5, a par-four, as well as side betting among the teams. The front nine will be a traditional team stroke-play match outside of No. 5. The back nine will be a modified alternate shot format which allows all four to tee off on each hole and play alternate shot from their chosen tee shot.
Woods holds an advantage over Mickelson as the event is taking place at Woods’ home course, Medalist. However, Mickelson has let the media and fans know that playing at Woods’ home track does not mean much to him.
With a mic’d up foursome, similar to what fans saw last Sunday during the #DrivingRelief match between Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, and Matthew Wolff, the two teams have enough rapport with each other for fans to hear some great banter they can take to their weekend matches in the future.
On the gridiron, Brady leads Manning in head-to-head wins boasting an 11-6 record but Manning holds a 3-2 advantage in the playoffs.
As for Woods and Mickelson, Woods holds an 18-15-4 record when the iconic duo are paired together. Mickelson has played second-fiddle to Woods’ dominance over the past 20+ years as Woods’ 15 career-majors are second-most all-time. Mickelson is still in high company with five majors over his career.
HOW TO WATCH:
When: 3p.m. Eastern
Where: TNT, TBS, truTV, HLN
Commentators: Brian Anderson, Trevor Immelman, Amanda Balionis, Charles Barkley, Justin Thomas