Wednesday, April 29

The Match, Part 2: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Renew Rivalry, With Peyton Manning and Tom Brady Alongside

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By Jacob Smalley

Jacob Smalley is an avid golfer and a junior at Ohio University.

IN LATE 2018 THE GOLF WORLD was fixated on a pay-per-view golf match between two of the most popular players of all time. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson squared off at Shadow Creek Golf Course.

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The winner, Phil Mickelson, took home the $9 million purse.

Now there is a rematch brewing, and it might be our best bet for live golf during the pandemic.

The event is called The Match: Champions for Charity, and, in addition to Tiger and Phil, will feature football greats Peyton Manning (paired with Tiger) and Tom Brady (paired with Phil). All donations and fundraising from the event will benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.

The match will air live on TNT and is expected to be played in May, coming before the restart of the PGA Tour in June. Social distancing and group limits will still be in place. But there won't be a need for spectators for this charity match because everyone can watch from the comfort of home.

I think another Tiger versus Phil match is exactly what sports fans need at this time. Everyone has been cooped up in their homes and there have been no live sports in weeks. With two legendary quarterbacks added into the mix, I think this event will exceed expectations.

What are your thoughts about a rematch between these two golf legends?

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