TV Match to Pit Stars of 2 Sports

Event to involve a $10M donation to relief efforts
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 7, 2020 6:08 PM CDT
TV Match to Generate a $10M Donation
Tiger Woods, left, and Phil Mickelson laugh during a practice round in Augusta, Ga., in 2018.   (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

The next golf match involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson involves a $10 million donation for COVID-19 relief efforts, along with plenty of bragging rights in a star-powered foursome May 24 at Florida's Medalist Golf Club. Turner Sports announced more details Thursday for "The Match: Champions for Charity," a televised event with Woods and Peyton Manning playing against Mickelson and Tom Brady. Medalist, in Hobe Sound, is where Woods plays when he's at home. Manning and Brady said they have played there before—Manning running out of golf balls before reaching the 18th, Brady posting a 106. The format will be better ball for the front nine and modified alternate shot on the back nine, meaning both players hit tee shots, the AP reports, and they take turns from there. It will be simulcast at 3 p.m. EDT May 24 on TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN. Pre-match coverage will be available on the Bleacher Report app.

WarnerMedia and the four players will collectively make a charitable donation of $10 million to benefit various relief efforts locally and nationally. Turner said the match includes a partnership with the All In Challenge, an initiative that provides food for those in need. Mickelson beat Woods in a playoff under the lights in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving weekend in 2018. This time, they are bringing in two of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks. The announcement came with a video interview of the four players, in which Brady said he wanted Woods as a partner until Manning's father called to switch the teams. The match will be held a week after live golf returns to television for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the PGA Tour and other tours around the world. Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will play a charity match against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at Florida's Seminole Golf Club.

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