Woods Vs Mickelson Second Match Confirmed For Next Month

The golfing legends will each partner an NFL legend in the charity match next month

Woods Vs Mickelson Second Match
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The golfing legends will each partner an NFL legend in the charity match next month

Woods Vs Mickelson Second Match Confirmed For Next Month

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will compete in a second made-for-TV match next month to raise money for Covid-19 relief.

Known as "The Match: Champions for Charity", the event will be fan-less but is going ahead in May after Florida State classified televised sports as “essential services” under an executive order.

The golfing legends will each partner an American football legend, with Woods and Peyton Manning taking on Mickelson and Tom Brady.

The NFL duo, like Woods and Mickelson, are two of the best of all time in their sport.

Whilst there's no set date or venue out in the public domain yet, it is believed the match will take place in South Florida on Memorial Day weekend - Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th May.

The first match between Woods and Mickelson took place at Shadow  Creek in Las Vegas in November 2018, with Mickelson defeating Woods on a playoff hole, from the clubhouse to putting green, to win $9m.

It was broadcast on pay-per-view in the United States but was available to watch for free for Sky Sports subscribers in the UK.

It is once again being organised by Turner Sports and Bleacher Report Live, and broadcast on US network TNT, so we have some reason to believe it will be shown on Sky Sports albeit there has been no official confirmation yet.

"After feeling the sting of defeat the first time around, Looks like @TigerWoods is bringing a ringer to The Match (#PeytonManning)," Phil Mickelson tweeted before using a goat emoji (Greatest Of All Time) to describe his partner Tom Brady and asking him if he is ready to hit bombs.

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"Tournament organisers are currently working with state and local government and public health officials on competition and production logistics to ensure the event follows safety and health protocols," a release said.

This is some good news for golf fans and should be a nice appetiser for the PGA Tour season getting back underway on 11th June.

The PGA Tour plans to resume at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Texas, with the first four events to be played without fans.

Related: Tommy Fleetwood one of many overseas PGA Tour players stranded outside of the US before June restart

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x