Tom Brady aiming to settle score with Peyton Manning in ‘The Match’
It was confirmed earlier this week that after much speculation that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will indeed participate in a second one-on-one showdown.
A rematch of the 2018 Thanksgiving pay-per-view showcase tentatively planned for late May, the eagerly anticipated event will not only feature the two iconic golfers. NFL legends Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have also signed on to make the competition, dubbed “The Match” Champions for Charity,” a foursome and two-on-two affair.
Brady will play alongside Mickelson while Woods has been paired with Manning, and all donations and associated fundraising will go toward coronavirus pandemic relief.
It’s official: @TigerWoods, Peyton Manning, @PhilMickelson and @TomBrady all on one golf course ️— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 22, 2020
The Match: Champions for Charity is coming soon exclusively on TNT. All proceeds will benefit COVID-19 relief https://t.co/yJFIflsCht pic.twitter.com/OQcwiPTHCw
Interestingly enough, not to mention adding another level of intrigue to the event, it sounds like Brady is aiming to use the event to settle an old gridiron score with Manning.
In a tweet shared Thursday morning, Mickelson made note of how he believes Woods found a “ringer” in Manning — a more accomplished golfer than Brady — in the hopes of avenging his loss to Lefty in the original match.
Mickelson tagged Brady in the tweet, and the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers signal-caller surfaced on Twitter to respond.
I’ve been waiting 4 years to get a rematch with Peyton…expecting a better result this time around…LFG Lefty!! https://t.co/TgjnDAzwoB— @tombrady (@TomBrady) April 23, 2020
Brady is of course making reference in his tweet to the AFC Championship Game following the 2015 season, adding he’s “been waiting 4 years to get a rematch with Peyton” and that he’s “expecting a better result this time around.”
That particular showdown marked the last time he and Manning competed in their legendary NFL rivalry, a game in which Manning came out on top before beating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 before retiring.
And now, their rivalry will hit the links. Odds are Brady and Manning will bring their trademark, fierce competitive natures to the event, which will only make the Woods-Mickelson rematch all the more compelling.