It’s been around 6 weeks since COVID-19 stopped world sports in its tracks and golf fans from around the globe were left in the lurch with the cancelation of major tournaments. Last week, however, offered some respite for those looking to quench their golf thirst with the return of the televised Seminole Skins Match.
This Sunday, fans of the game are going to be treated to an unusual and potentially scintillating golf match between two golf legends when Tiger Woods takes on his rival Phil Mickelson. The Match this year comes with a special feature — the pro-golfers will be partnering with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady respectively in The Match: Champions for Charity.
Here’s everything you need to know about the eagerly anticipated day, including the match odds, player details, the course, and the event itself.
The Match: Champions for Charity is the brainchild of Woods and Mickelson, who played each other previously in The Match at Shadow Creek in 2018, which Mickelson won. The cancelation of major golf tournaments has given the two more time off this spring than they had expected and so it was decided to give the fans what they want while raising money for a good cause.
The Match aims to raise at least $10 million that will go towards helping with the COVID-19 relief effort. The four players are set to take each other on at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, which just so happens to be Tiger’s home course.
This unique event will be played in a four-ball format for the front nine with Tiger Woods teaming up with Peyton Manning and Mickelson setting up with Tom Brady. The back nine will take on a modified alternate shot format and the players will have more in-competition challenges through which they can earn more money for their selected charities.
Golfing fans and American Football fans alike are looking forward to seeing what these star quarterbacks can bring to the table.
What Are the Bookies Saying?
With no other sport being televised on Sunday, the match should bring in a large number of viewers and this is also the perfect time to get your sports betting fix after a long absence.
Mickelson and Woods compete with each other on a regular basis on an elite level and both are certainly two of the world’s best golfers, but sportsbooks are leaning towards a win for Woods and Manning due to the home advantage - Tiger should know this course like the back of his hand. When it comes to choosing between the two quarterbacks it is a little more of a guessing game given that they won’t be in their natural sporting environment. But both of them are experienced golfers and Peyton Manning has a handicap of 6.4, whereas Brady plays to 8.1, which means that the odds are more favorable for a winning combination of Woods and Manning on the day.
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The odds all seem to be leaning towards Woods and Manning, but you never know what Mickelson and Brady pull out of the hat on the day. Are we in for a famous charity upset?
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