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The Match: Woods v Mickelson, Brady v Manning

Superstar golfers and quarterbacks to stage exhibition golf contest to raise funds for coronavirus relief

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are ready for a made-for-TV rematch with quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. AP
Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are ready for a made-for-TV rematch with quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. AP

Tiger Woods will take on Phil Mickelson in a rematch of The Match, an exhibition golf tournament which will also involve NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

Old foes Woods and Mickelson played in a winner-takes-all exhibition match for a purse worth $9million (Dh33m) in November 2018, with Mickelson taking the match after 22 holes, including 4 playoff holes.

The Match: Champions for Charity will bring the two professional golfers and American footballers together to vie to raise funds for the coronavirus relief effort.

The Bleacher Report, which is owned by event broadcasters Turner Sports, said the event would take place in May, with details on the specific date, venue and charitable causes to be announced in the coming weeks.

Organisers are working with governments in the US on logistics to make sure it follows health and safety protocols brought in since the outbreak of the pandemic.

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning speak to one another following the NFL football AFC championship game in Denver. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are ready for a made-for-TV rematch at a time when fans are craving live action. And this time, they'll have company. Turner Sports says Brady and Manning will join them for a two-on-two match sometime in May. Missing from the announcement were such details as when and where the match would be played, except that tournament organizers would work with government and health officials to meet safety and health standards. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning following the NFL championship game in Denver. AP

Updated: April 23, 2020 08:21 AM

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