The Match is back, and will once again feature former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady will team up with Phil Mickelson to face a pairing of Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers on July 6.
Incase you haven’t followed this series in the past, The Match began in 2018, when Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson played each other in a one-on-one round of golf over Thanksgiving weekend to raise money for charity. There have since been two other editions, with pro golfers paired with pro athletes from other sports. The participants are mic’ed up, and there are usually guest appearances and side bets.
Brady took part last May, with he and Mickelson losing to the duo of Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning. This time around, they’ll face another Major/Super Bowl winner combination in DeChambeau and Rodgers.
Those four have all been busy in recent months. Brady won his seventh Super Bowl, Mickelson is coming off a PGA Championship victory that made him the oldest Major winner in the history of the sport, Rodgers is reportedly on the outs with the Green Bay Packers, and DeChambeau is one half of what has become the latest viral meme.
On Twitter, Brady used the announcement to call out Rodgers, saying DeChambeau “better get used to laying up because we know @AaronRodgers12 isn’t going for it,” likely in reference to the Packers’ decision to kick a 26-yard-field goal while down eight points with just 2:05 to go against the Bucs in the NFC Championship Game last year.
This year’s The Match will take place in Big Sky, Montana and be broadcast on TNT. Money raised will go to a number of charities, including Feeding America.
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