- The Washington Times
Sunday, May 24, 2020

“The Match: Champions for Charity” begins Sunday and features an exciting matchup for a good cause. Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning will square off against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in an 18-hole event at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Here’s what you need to know:

Date and time: Sunday, 3 p.m. eastern

Where; Medalist Golf Club, Hobe Sound, Florida


Format: “The Match” will consist of 18 holes with different rules for the front nine and back nine. On the front, a team’s score will be whoever has the best score between them. For instance, if Manning pars a hole, while Woods makes birdie, then Manning and Woods will take Woods’ score (-1). 

To start, Manning and Brady will receive a three-shot handicap (one stroke on holes 3, 6 and 8), but that goes away after the first nine holes.

The front nine will also consist of a special challenge for the fifth hole in which the golfers can only use one club of their choosing, including for putting.

For the back nine, the tournament will switch to an alternate shot format. That means each golfer will tee off and then each pair will play the better ball between them. Then the players will alternate shots from there. For example, if Woods hits the best drive, then Manning hits, then Woods goes, etc.

What’s the good cause: “The Match” is intended to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts. Warner Media and the golfers have already pledged $10 million to charities such as DirectRelief, the American Red Cross, Save Small Business and the ALL IN Challenge.

Viewers can also donate and enter live raffles during the broadcast to raise more money.

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