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Tom Brady relieved to be golfing against Peyton Manning, not Eli

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will play alongside Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, in the upcoming and eagerly anticipated “The Match: Champions for Charity” two-on-two golf tournament.

When asked about reigniting his rivalry with Manning on the course after years of battling it out on the gridiron, Brady joked about how he’s relieved the Manning brother he’s playing against is Peyton, not Eli.

Brady, who will play alongside Mickelson while Woods has been paired with Manning, made the crack during an appearance Tuesday on “Stupodity” with Jon “Stugotz” Weiner of ESPN.

Brady of course came up winless against Eli in their two Super Bowl matchups. Against Peyton, meanwhile, Brady posted a 11-6 overall record.

However, the elder Manning did come out on top in two AFC Championship Games showdowns (following the 2013, 2015 seasons) over Brady and the Patriots late in his career with the Denver Broncos, winning Super Bowl 50 following the last victory.

There has been no shortage of smack talk between the competitors in the upcoming golf tourney, with Brady exhibiting an eagerness to settle the score with Manning over that 2015 AFC Championship Game loss.

Good-natured ribbing aside, “The Match: Champions for Charity” will give live sports-starved fans something to watch when it airs on Sunday, May 24. Even better, all donations and fundraising associated with the event will go toward coronavirus pandemic relief.