Woods and Manning beat Mickelson and Brady in $20m charity match

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning claim narrow victory over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady

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Mon, 25 May 2020

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning clinched a narrow 1up victory over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady as their charity match raised $20 million for coronavirus relief efforts in the United States. 

Woods teamed up with former Denver Broncos quarterback Manning, while Mickelson joined forces with current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. 

 

 

Brady, with an 8-handicap, was struggling on the opening holes but then played the shot of the day when holing out for birdie with backspin from the fairway at the par-5 on the 7th hole - watch above

After witnessing Brady's errant play on the first few holes, four-time major winner Brooks Koepka tweeted that he would donate $100,000 to the Brooks Koepka Charity Foundation if Brady could make a par on the front nine. 

 

 

"That's why you're the goat, Tom Brady," tweeted Koepka, moments after watching Brady hole out for birdie. 

Unfortunately the swing came at a price for Brady, who later revealed he split his golf trousers in the process. 

"I had to put rain pants on, I split my pants," said Brady. "There was so much torque in that swing."

 

 

Woods, playing alongside 7-handicap player Manning, spoke highly about both quarterbacks after the match. 

"I take my hat off to Tom and Peyton," said Woods. "This is our arena, this is what we do for a living. I couldn't imagine going on the field and do what they do."

The tournament comes just a week after TaylorMade's Driving Relief skins game between Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matt Wolff raise more than $5.5 million for coronavirus relief efforts. 

The PGA  Tour is scheduled to return on June 11 at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

 

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