Four giants of the American sport will join forces this Sunday in a special event that will aim to raise funds to help in the fight against the coronavirus, which hit the American power very hard. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, world golf stars, and Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, the most influential football players in recent years, will play The Match II Champions for Charity, behind closed doors, in the Medalist Florida Golf Club.
The players and Capital One, the organizing company of the duel, will donate 10 million dollars to the American Red Cross and three other organizations that face the pandemic. Also, the money will be raised among the fans who follow the tournament on television – it will be seen in the United States by TNT and TBS signals, but will not be televised in Argentina – and the protagonists will have unique challenges that will allow them to feed what has been collected. The juiciest? The one proposed by the beer company Michelob Ultra, which promised to give the cause $ 25 million if any of the four stars get a hole in one.
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 19, 2020
Woods will be a kind of host since he trains regularly in that field in Florida, located near the mansion where he took refuge in recent months. The winner of 15 Majors will team up with Manning, one of the best players in NFL history and 2007 Super Bowls champion with the Indianapolis Colts and 2015 with the Denver Broncos.
Mickelson, champion of five “big” tournaments, will play with Brady, a six-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots – a record in that sport – and, since March, the new quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 18-hole challenge – which will be seen in the United States by TNT and TBS signals, but will not be televised in Argentina – will be divided into two parts. In the first half, they will use the “fourball” format, in which each golfer plays his ball, and the best score for the card is chosen.
And in the last nine holes, they will compete under the “foursome” system, in which each player leaves the tee, and then the best ball is chosen to continue playing it, with alternating strokes from each of the team members.
Get ready, @TigerWoods. I’m coming for you on your own course.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) May 21, 2020
And although there are still a few days left for the clash on the court, the protagonists have been beating the challenge for days on their Twitter accounts.
“Peyton and I are sharpening the shots … Only five days to go,” Woods wrote Tuesday on his Twitter account, along with a video in which the four review their respective sports rivalries.
Brady was quick to reply. “They had better, Phil, and I want this to be competitive on Sunday,” he said. His teammate doubled down on the bet: “Get ready, Tiger. I’m coming for you in your field. And Tom is used to taking Peyton down on Sundays.”
Four of the biggest stars in American sports history, a unique challenge and a chance to donate $ 25 million to the fight against COVID for a hole-in-one. Guaranteed show.