I know The Match: Champions for Charity, which will consist of Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady taking on Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning, is indeed for charity and we all should be incredibly thankful for that, but fans around the world NEED this to be electric.
With no real end in sight and set date for most major sports to get back into the swing of things, the sports world is relying on this match to give them some quality entertainment for a few hours. It really is a beautiful idea, some of the best to ever do it in the NFL linking up with some of the best to ever pick up a golf club for a good, ole fashion golf match.
Dana White led the charge in the sports world by getting things back on track in the sports world with UFC 249 and it was as good as advertised. Maybe we were craving sports so bad that any fights White gave us would have felt like Ali vs. Frazier, but the bottom line is it rocked our world for a couple of hours and that’s what we needed. We also had the Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff match, which was rather entertaining as well.
Now with the perfect set up on May 24, it is Mickelson, Brady, Manning, and Woods’ job to step up to the plate and make this event phenomenal to watch. I desperately need to hear Manning be relentless and start chirping Brady from the first hole to the last. We got to see Phil and Tiger tee it up two years ago in the first edition of The Match and I think most would say they did not disappoint. But, it is a whole new ball game with this foursome, and I can not be more thankful to have another sporting event to look forward to.
If we are going to put our dire need for entertainment in anyone’s hands, I think the sports world made the right move putting it in the hands of these four guys. Enjoy Sunday’s show that will take at Woods’ home course, The Medalist. It will be simulcast across TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN with the Bleacher Report app taking care of all pre-match coverage.