Some exciting news came out of the golf world this week as two of the sport’s top stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson decided to continue their friendly rivalry against each other with another head to head matchup on the greens. However, the duo also decided to recruit some help in the form of partners.
Woods and Mickelson have enlisted the assistance of two NFL legends in Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as these all-time greats will team up with the golfing superstars to host a charity event titled “The Match: Champions for Charity.”
Upon the announcement of this fun matchup, golf betting sites released odds on which duo will win the charity event. Let’s take a look at these betting lines and see which wager will be our hole in one.
This charity golf matchup will air live on TNT, but the official date for this clash has yet to be determined. Some insiders believe that it could end up taking place on Memorial Day weekend. Most pundits peg it to take place between May 15th and 24th.
As of this writing, the PGA Tour has yet to approve the event. Additionally, there are no details as to what course it will take place at. Rumor has it that this event could take place at The Medalist in Hobe Sounds since Tiger Woods is a member there.
It’s a safe bet that this charity event will be in Florida. Additionally, there won’t be any fans allowed to watch the event live.
The charity partners are also up in the air at the moment as all details are being rushed to finalize the golf match. Organizers will need to work closely with the local agencies and the various public health officials in order to ensure that the match takes all the necessary preventative steps.
The last time a live golf game took place on television was all the way back on March 12th, which was the first round of The Players Championship.
Tiger Woods did not play at that game, in fact he hasn’t played a televised game since Feb. 16th at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera. Of course, Woods is the defending Masters Champion.
As for when the actual PGA season may get underway, currently there has been a tentative date of June 11th. This is still very much a fluid situation though, and that return date could easily change depending on the state of things.
Other than the pairings and the betting odds, we don’t have a lot of information about this celebrity golf match. More details will be released once finalized by organizers and TNT.
After feeling the sting of defeat the first time around, Looks like @TigerWoods is bringing a ringer to The Match (#PeytonManning).
Tiger Woods will team up with Peyton Manning to take on Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. If you recall, Woods and Mickelson battled it out in “The Match” two years ago where Mickelson beat Woods in a head to head, winner takes all competition and took home $9 million dollars.
Mickelson didn’t waste any time in getting the buzz going when he shot off a tweet that got fans of golf and football all fired up:
“After feeling the sting of defeat the first time around, Looks like @TigerWoods is bringing a ringer to The Match (#PeytonManning).”
Mickelson went on to say that he’s bringing Tom Brady who immediately took to social media to state: “been waiting four years to get a rematch with Peyton…expecting a better result this time around.”
Tom Brady is referring to his showdown with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the 2016 AFC Championship game where Brady’s Patriots ended up losing. Manning finished with a 3-2 record in the NFL Playoffs against Brady.
With Woods and Manning having a history with each other on the golf course, it was only fitting that Mickelson, Wood’s biggest rival, went out and got Manning’s biggest rival in Tom Brady.
How Good Are Manning and Brady at Golf?
Football fans might be surprised to learn that Brady and Manning are fairly good golfers. Each QB has a single-digit handicap, which means they typically shoot near an 80.
Both football legends are also members of prestigious clubs as Manning is a member at Augusta National and Cherry Hills, while Brady is a member at Seminole and The Country Club in Brookline.
Each football star has also played in previous pro-ams where Manning played in the Memorial Tournament and the Wells Fargo Championship. Manning and Woods have played together in several of these pro-ams. Brady has played in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Who Should You Bet On?
Before I give you my pick, I believe this event will be a hit with sports bettors. I expect to see a solid amount of betting action on the outright winners and whatever prop bets that are released as we draw closer to the match.
With that in mind, the smart play is on Manning and Woods. Although there’s not any value with their odds of -200, Manning and Woods make a formidable duo.
Manning and Woods have experience playing with each other where Brady and Mickelson do not. I give “Lefty” the slight advantage over Woods in this quartet, but I give Manning the advantage over Brady.
I believe that Manning will contribute just enough to help his duo win this event. Keep in mind, while Brady has been winning Super Bowls, Manning has been working on his golf game. He just participated in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am two months ago, while Brady was shopping for a new team.
Tom Brady might be in better shape, but that’s not going to send the golf ball into its home. Instead, Tiger Woods will get revenge against Mickelson for the loss in their first matchup and Manning will get bragging rights against Brady until their next head to head encounter.
Golf Bet: Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning(-200)
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