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Woods, Mickelson to stage charity match with Brady, Manning

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 20: Tiger Woods speaks with the media alongside Phil Mickelson during a press conference before The Match at Shadow Creek Golf Course on November 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for The Match)

After feeling the sting of defeat the first time around, Looks like @TigerWoods is bringing a ringer to The Match (#PeytonManning).

I’m bringing a ? @TomBrady – Ready to hit ?’s? — Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) April 22, 2020 Turner said all donations and fundraising from “The Match: Champions for Charity” would benefit relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be televised on TNT, with social and digital content leading up and during the event available through Bleacher Report and House of Highlights. The first match over Thanksgiving weekend in November 2018 was supposed to be pay-per-view, except that technical difficulties allowed everyone to watch. It lacked some of wild bets both players had teased, and the trash talking was forced at times. Mickelson ended up winning the $9 million winner-take-all purse in a wedge contest under the lights when the matched ended in a tie. Live golf was last seen on television March 12, the first round of The Players Championship as developments with the new coronavirus accelerated at such a rate that sports began shutting down. The PGA Tour first decided not to have fans at the TPC Sawgrass, then cancelled its premier event, and then began cancelling or postponing all tournaments across each of its tours. Woods was not at The Players. The defending Masters champion has not played since he finished last in his Genesis Invitational at Riviera on Feb. 16. Saying his back did not feel ready, Woods chose not to play the Mexico Championship, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship. Woods and Manning have played together in pro-ams on the PGA Tour. The Palm Beach Post has reported that Brady, who recently signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has joined fabled Seminole Golf Club in south Florida.]]>