Check out the Tiger Woods–Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady–Phil Mickelson charity golf match!
Live Sports are back. This Sunday, May 24, at 3 p.m. EST / 1 p.m. MST, you can watch The Match: Champions for Charity—featuring the golf pairing of Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. Four of the most accomplished athletes in their respective sports will convene for a friendly but competitive round of golf to help raise money for coronavirus relief efforts.
It will be a team match-play between Woods & Manning and Mickelson & Brady in an 18-hole tournament. The front nine will be played in a "best ball" format. The lowest individual score for one team is used in the official scoring. The back nine will use a "modified alternate shot" format.
Per the PGA Tour, "the unique combination of formats is aimed to provide an entertaining mix of strategy, team collaboration, and consequence to nearly every shot."
The Match will also include on-course challenges to raise additional charitable funds, much like Woods and Mickelson's first match in 2018. The first of those will occur on the fifth hole, where golfers may only use one club.
How to watch The Match: Champions for Charity
The Match will be simulcast on TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN.
The broadcast is hosted by Brian Anderson and will include commentary from Charles Barkley and Trevor Immelman. Amanda Balionis and PGA Tour star Justin Thomas will serve as "on-course reporters." Woods, Manning, Brady, and Mickelson will be wearing mics throughout the competition, with the ability to communicate freely with each other and the commentators, which should produce some entertaining banter.
Where is The Match this year?
The Match will be held at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. Florida is in the "Full Phase 1" portion of its plan in reopening, which allows professional sports venues to open for games, events, and training. Per a release by the PGA Tour, "tournament organizers are working with state and local government and public health officials on competition and production logistics to ensure the event follows safety and health protocols."
Do you plan to watch the tourney, if even for the fun banter? Tell us in the comments!