Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods will tee off against one another in a charity event this Sunday during “The Match: Champions for Charity.”
The event will include partners, with Mickelson drawing Tampa Bay’s newest addition Tom Brady, and Tiger Woods partner being Peyton Manning, the former Colts and Broncos Super Bowl champion QB.
The tournament will be held at Tiger’s home turf, the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida.
“I can’t wait to go to Tiger’s place and take him down,” Mickelson told Golfweek. “Tiger thinks he has a huge advantage playing there because he was insistent that this event is played on his home course despite everyone else wanting to play it elsewhere. That’s fine. We’ll take it to him and Peyton.”
Let’s keep in mind that Phil has 5 total Major Championships in comparison to Tiger Woods 15, and 44 PGA wins in contrast to Tigers 82, so it sounds as if Phil feels the need to make amends for that here.
“It’s his home course but Tom and I are going to go down there and put it to them, and we’ll make it that every time Tiger shows up at his home course, he’ll have a bad memory,” he said.
The round calls for 9 holes of “best ball” play and 9 holes of modified alternate shots, with no caddies and each player having his own separate cart.
While Brady and Manning are respectable golfers, both Phil and Tiger have a definitive advantage that will leave the pressure on them to carry the scorecard more than likely.
“I’ve played with Tom a few times. I’ve played with him at Augusta National and Friar’s Head and I’ve seen him hit some remarkable shots and I’ve seen him hit some shots that you wouldn’t be so surprised he hit,” Mickelson said. “But his strength is he is a very good putter and he hits the ball a long ways and he’s good with his short irons. If I can get the ball in play, I think we’ll have a chance on the back-nine modified, alternate-shot platform.”