THE return to competitive golf, albeit a charity match (broadcast live on television), by the game’s greatest ever player, Tiger Woods, is on.
Woods and Peyton Manning will pit their skills against Phil Mickelson and his six-time US National Football League Super Bowl winner Tom Brady in The Match: Champions for Charity at Medalist Golf Club in Florida tomorrow morning (Malaysian time).
Woods and Manning, who won two Super Bowl titles and was a quarter-back, just as Brady is, start the contest as slight favourites.
For Woods, this encounter will almost certainly be looked upon as an opportunity for some payback, after Mickelson won the winner-take-all US$9mil made-for-TV duel in Las Vegas two years ago.
On the front nine tomorrow morning, the teams will play best-ball, which could mean that Manning and Brady’s scores will become null and void, unless of course they upstage their partners.
Also on the front nine, the teams will engage in a “one-club challenge” on the par-4 5th where they will play the hole with just one club.
Speaking of the match that will be used to raise funds for the fight against Covid-19, Brady said: “It’s really a unique moment in time and the ability to do good and help others is at the core of what this is all about. To get an opportunity to go play golf with these guys I’ve always looked up to in sports is something I couldn’t turn down.”
The match will be screened tomorrow live on Astro (CNN Ch 511 HD and Ch 531) from 3am.
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