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Woods-Manning vs Mickelson-Brady charity match – Full Viewers Guide

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The Match: Champions for Charity will feature four of sport’s biggest names this Sunday with Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning all set to do battle against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady.

Ahead of the much-anticipated event, here’s a rundown of all the essential details you need to know about the contest.

The Format

The 18 hole match-play event will feature a front 9 four-ball format with both Manning and Brady given three handicap strokes on the opening nine – one stroke each on a par 3, par 4 and par 5 hole.

The back 9 will feature a modified alternate shot format, where each player will tee off, and then each side will choose the ball they wish to proceed with and take alternate shots from there until the hole is finished.

Should a playoff be required, players will play an adjusted 100-125 yard 18th hole which will keep the modified alternate shot format.

*On-course challenges to raise additional charitable funds will be included in the event, with the first set to take place on the fifth hole where players will only be allowed to use one club.

How good are Manning and Brady at golf?

Reportedly, Manning plays off 6.4 while Brady plays off 8.1.

How much money will be raised for Covid-19 Relief?

An initial $10 million will be donated to Covid-19 Relief, while fans will have the chance to win big prizes through auctions and donations with the “All In Challenge.”

Location and Date

3 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 24 from Medalist Golf Club.

Take a look at Medalist Golf Club in Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf 1995 match featuring Greg Normal and Nick Price which our Ryan Barath highlighted here.

How To Watch

The Match will be simulcast on TNT, TBS, truTV and Headline News. The event can also be streamed on fuboTV.

The Coverage

Hosted by Brian Anderson, the match will feature commentary from Charles Barkley and Trevor Immelman, while Amanda Balionis and Justin Thomas will be on-course reporters for the event. As with the Driving Relief contest, all four players will be mic’d up.

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Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay to caddie at next week’s PGA Championship

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Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay will return to looping duties at next week’s PGA Championship after a mix up meant that Max Homa’s caddie would be unavailable.

Speaking on the Get a Grip podcast, Homa explained that his regular caddie Joe Greiner wanted to attempt to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Chambers Bay – believing that the event was the week of the Charles Schwab Challenge.

However, after realizing the event was in the middle of this year’s PGA Championship, it left Homa stuck, but Greiner quickly found him a decent replacement in the legendary Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay.

“I’m super, super fortunate. I’ve gotten to know Bones out at Whisper Rock in Arizona and he is truly one of the nicest, greatest people I’ve ever been around.” said Homa on teaming up with Mackay.

Mackay has recently worked for NBC and Golf Channel telecasts since his split with Phil Mickelson. However, he has also worked as a fill-in caddie for Justin Thomas, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Jimmy Walker over the past couple of years.

Next week will be the first time Bones has teamed up with Homa, and it’s a prospect that the 30-year-old is relishing.

“I have the utmost respect for Joe’s caddying and I mean this is not a slight at all, so please believe me when I say that … but it’ll be really cool to be around someone like Bones,” said Homa. “Joe has learned his way into this. Not that Bones didn’t, but he’s been doing this forever.”

 

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Smylie Kaufman explains brutal 1-foot miss at Monday Qualifying

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We’ve all heard stories about how cutthroat Monday qualifying is each week, but Kaufman’s tale is a real heartbreaker.

Kaufman missed out on a playoff by one stroke, and the crucial one stroke needed to make up the ground was a missed 1-foot putt.

The Alabama native took to Twitter on Tuesday explaining the missed 1-foot putt, which he put down to: “not realizing my ball accumulated so much water and sand” after a rain delay.

Golf fans were perplexed by the incident, with many not sure if Kaufman had failed to mark his ball, but it’s more likely that the putt was his second after the restart. Just brutal luck.

The 29-year-olds fall from grace has seen him drop to 1530 in the World Golf Ranking, having made just one cut worldwide since 2019.

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Rory McIlroy’s heart rate hit stunning high on 72nd hole at Wells Fargo

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PGA Tour professionals are imperious at looking cool under pressure, but in reality, they aren’t immune to high moments of stress.

Thanks to Whoop’s partnership with the PGA Tour, now us mere mortals can all see exactly how the best are feeling.

The most stressful moment for Rory McIlroy at Quail Hollow last week came on the 72nd hole when he hooked his 3-wood off the tee dangerously close to the water.

Per Whoop Live, the Irishman’s BPM (Beats per Minute) spiked to 140 following the tee shot. It settled back to 115 as he addressed his approach to the green but once again rose dramatically following his putt to win, with his BPM hitting a remarkable 151.

 

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Whoop, the human performance company and 24/7 fitness tracker and health monitor, became the official fitness wearable of the PGA TOUR in January.

Part of this partnership includes Whoop Live, which throughout the season will highlight player biometric data and heart rate during defining moments with real-time metrics integrated into live broadcast and digital content.

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