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Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson agree to match for coronavirus relief

Longtime PGA Tour rivals will pair with former NFL champions Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, respectively, but the date and site remain undisclosed

Confirmed: By Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, that the two biggest names in golf will play a charity match for coronavirus relief. And each will have an NFL legend as his partner: Woods will team with Peyton Manning, and Mickelson will pair with Tom Brady. No date or time has been set for what is being billed as "The Match: Champions for Charity." The event will be carried live on TNT, according to Turner Sports. The PGA Tour has been idled since March 12 when the Players Championship was canceled after the first round amid the growing coronavirus pandemic. The Tour is scheduled to restart play June 11 with the Charles Schwab Championship at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. The charity match likely would be played earlier, reportedly in southeast Florida, near where Woods lives and where Mickelson is planning to move. Woods, 44, whose Tour-record-tying 82 career victories include 15 major championships, holds an edge on Mickelson, 49, whose 44 titles include five majors. But if hardware proves to be a measure of the match, then Mickelson will have a few more Vince Lombardi trophies in his corner. Brady, 42, was a six-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots who recently signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Manning, 44, won two Super Bowls, with Indianapolis and Denver. Woods and Mickelson, longtime rivals on the PGA Tour, faced off in “The Match” on Nov. 23, 2018, at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas, where Mickelson won on the fourth playoff hole. The $9 million winner-take-all showdown was plagued by production problems and lacked the banter that had been hyped between them.

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