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Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning to play for charity

Sunday's golf match in Florida has already pledged $10 million for Covid-19 relief

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play each other in a $10 million charity game for Covid-19 relief efforts. AP
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play each other in a $10 million charity game for Covid-19 relief efforts. AP

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are set for a rematch of their 2018 famous face off.

The golf legends will face each other in Florida on Sunday along with NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning for charity, which will be another step towards the return of live sport.

Mickelson beat Woods in a £7 million (Dh31m) clash in 2018 in a one-off round designed for pay-per-view television.

This time the players and Warner Media have together put up $10m for Covid-19 relief efforts.

Woods and Mickelson had a frosty relationship earlier in their careers but it has improved considerably in recent times and the mind games for this event have been played strictly for laughs.

Mickelson showed off his 'The Match' trophy during a live video call between the four competitors and Woods responded by putting on his green jacket from his 2019 Masters triumph.

The NFL players – both quarterbacks – also have a long-standing rivalry to spice up proceedings.

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. The next match involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson involves a $10 million donation for COVID-19 relief efforts, along with plenty of bragging rights in a star-powered foursome May 24 at Medalist Golf Club. Turner Sports announced more details Thursday, May 7, 2020, for “The Match: Champions for Charity,” a televised match between Woods and Peyton Manning against Mickelson and Tom Brady. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Tom Brady, left, and Peyton Manning will be part of the charity game in Florida. AP

Brady, Mickelson's partner, recently joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after winning six Super Bowls during two decades with the New England Patriots.

The retired Manning won two Super Bowls during a career which saw him turn out for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

The contest will take place behind closed doors at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, one of Woods' regular practice courses, with no caddies but players allowed to drive their own golf carts.

The format will be fourball for the front nine followed by a foursome on the way back with the amateurs – both of whom have single-figure handicaps – given some shots on the way out.

Updated: May 23, 2020 07:21 PM

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