Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson to play coronavirus relief game with Tom Brady, Peyton Manning: Report
Tiger Woods & Phil Mickelson will play a coronavirus relief Golf game next month with Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Tom brady & Peyton Manning CNBC reported Wednesday.
The report, which sourced an unnamed person familiar with the negotiations, said the charity match would be held at an undisclosed location without fans & is being organised by the PGA Tour & AT&t'swarnermedia.
The negotiations are still being finalised but the match pitting 15-times major champion Woods & Manning against five-times major winner Mickelson & Brady could be aired on live TV & is unlikely to be featured on pay-per-view, the report said.
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Discussions along these lines have been ongoing for quite some time, but nothing has been approved by the tour, the PGA Tour said in a statement.
A matchup featuring two of the most famous Golf ers of their era & two of the all-time greatest NFL quarterbacks would be a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic which has brought the sporting world to a halt.
The event will feature a small production crew to film it & each individual will obey the social-distancing recommendations to stay six-feet apart, the report said.
Mickelson was asked recently on Twitter about the chances of a round of Golf against Woods being live streamed in the near future, & the American replied: "Working on it".
When another fan tweeted to Mickelson asking him not to disturb, the 49-year-old man replied: I'm not making fun. I'm kind of sure.
Woods, 44, last competed in mid-February & then withdrew from a number of tournaments with a back injury before the PGA Tour decided to cancel a slew of events because of the coronavirus.
Mickelson finished third in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in early February & missed the cut in his next two starts.
Woods & Mickelson played each other in a winner-takes-all $9 million matchplay exhibition in November, 2018 that was Golf 's first venture into pay-per-view.
That event was hyped like a Las Vegas prize fight but proved more of a pillow fight with both Golf ers in jovial mood, playing for a purse that was put up by sponsors & went to a charity of Mickelson's choice.
Brady recently joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 years with the New England Patriots during which he won six NFL record Super Bowl titles.
Manning, who played for the Indianapolis Colts & Denver Broncos, retired in 2016 as the NFL's all-time leader in passing touchdowns & yards & is the only five-times winner of the league's Most Valuable Player award.