KEY POINTS

  • Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson revives “The Match” to raise funds for COVID-19 relief
  • NFL greats Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will be involved in the Pay-Per-View event
  • The match will be live on TNT but the details are still unknown

Golf legends Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will be back for another edition of The Match: Champions For Charity and they will be joined by NFL greats Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. The proceeds of the match between the two pairs will go to the funds for coronavirus relief.

As reported by Bleacher Report, Mickelson is looking to make it two in a row with the help of Manning while Woods will be seeking redemption by teaming up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ new acquisition. In their first encounter, Lefty beat Woods in 2018 and brought home $9 million along with the champion’s belt made with Italian leather and encrusted diamond and bragging rights.

The 49-year-old Mickelson beat Woods on the 22nd hole with a four-foot birdie and emerged as the victor during their pay-per-view match held at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mickelson even joked at Woods and said that he will wear the belt every time he sees him despite the belt being “Tiger-size”.

Turner Sports confirmed that the match will be aired on TNT but the details such on the date and the place are still unknown. However, Action Network wrote that the rumored date of the event would be on May 24 and could be held in Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida.

With the match airing live on TV, this will be the first live sporting event that the public will see on TV in two months despite not being affiliated with a major tour or league according to CBS Sports.

Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida earlier expressed his support to the event.

“I’d like to see Woods and Mickelson do the golf, or whatever because that’s social distance,” said DeSantis. “You wouldn’t have a gallery there, you wouldn’t have crowds, but to put that on TV, I think people have been starved for content.”

Sporting events on national TV is classified as “essential services” per executive order in Florida.

Brady signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Buccaneers after playing with the New England Patriots for 20 years. He is a six-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Super Bowl MVP and a three-time NFL MVP.

Tiger Woods, left, and Phil Mickelson are reported to be ready to tee it up for charity by holding a golf match that would also include Tom Brady and Peyton Manning Tiger Woods, left, and Phil Mickelson will tee it up for charity by holding a golf match that would also include Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / EZRA SHAW