Golf made its return last weekend with the Taylormade Driving Relief charity match and this Sunday we’re in store for The Match: Champions for Charity as Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning take on Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. With golf back in our lives it means the ability to gamble is back as well.
With this being a charity match it’s tough to predict how serious the players are going to take this. Plus, with it being a charity match involving two amateur players it’s really tough to predict what may go on out there, but that’s what makes some of these prop bets that much more intriguing.
One Team Wins 3 Holes In A Row
It’s pretty tough to imagine either team reeling off three in a row, two holes maybe, but not three. You also have to remember that they will be playing a unique alternate shot format on the back-nine so unless Brady or Manning basically forgets how to make contact with a ball on the final nine holes, three straight wins seem almost impossible on the final nine. This only leaves the front-nine during the best ball format, neither team is going to take three straight off of one another.
Mickelson and Woods went into a playoff during their first match back in 2018. Last week’s match between Rickie Fowler, Matthew Wolff, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy went into extra holes as well. So, who’s to say this Sunday’s match won’t go into a playoff? Plus, you have to like the +280 odds you can get on it actually happening. Again, Brady and Manning are the most volatile factors in all of this, but it would be ideal from a viewership standpoint to see the match go to extra holes.
Total Number Of Tiger Woods Club Twirls
This number has to be a joke. The over, hammer the over.
Will Deflate Be Said By Any Player?
Tell me you can’t hear Manning say ‘wow, that must really feel deflating’ after Woods and he take down Brady and Mickelson on a hole. That’s the easiest dad football joke imaginable in this situation. The word deflate will be said.
Tiger Woods & Peyton Manning: -190
Phil Mickelson & Tom Brady: +170
Mickelson is going to take this match more seriously than Woods, that’s just a fact, but I still see them playing relatively even throughout the day. Mickelson has likely played more over the past couple of months than Woods, but Woods can still flip the switch to compete.
So, again, this leaves Brady and Manning as the real difference makers here. Manning is retired meaning he’s probably played a lot more than Brady has this year. Then again, Brady is Brady and could simply be better than Manning.
I think with Mickelson focused in a bit more and him rallying behind Brady makes them the pick here, especially given the value you can get. I think Mickelson and Brady win the match outright.
Odds via BetOnline + William Hill