Tiger vs. Phil 2.0 — with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady? Sign us up.
That’s the rumor going around right now. In a sports-starved world stuck in quarantine due to the coronavirus outbreak, we’ll take absolutely anything. It would be a rematch of 2018’s Tiger vs. Phil match, which featured Mickelson taking home the nine million dollar purse. This matchup would feature a couple of hall of fame quarterbacks as their partners, with all proceeds going towards COVID-19 relief.
Hearing Tiger v Phil II might indeed be happening as a PPV event but that the caveat is that each will have a partner. Two names being mentioned? Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.— Robert Lusetich (@RobertLusetich) March 30, 2020
Golf.com says the match would take place two weeks before any major sports league resumes play. The PGA Tour is involved along with Turner Broadcasting, which means the event could be shown on cable instead of pay-per-view.
The match would be played at an empty course in Florida. Obviously, no spectators would be in attendance.
Woods has played with Peyton before, as recently as last year in a pro-am event. The Manning-Brady rivalry spans the last two decades, featuring several playoff battles through the years. Manning retired in 2016, going out on top after capturing his second Super Bowl trophy. It was an 18 year career for the former Tennessee Volunteer, which featured five NFL MVP awards. Brady is still chugging along at age 42, set to begin a new era of his own after signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month.
Brady recently admitted that Manning had the better golf game currently, citing his ability to get more practice in.
The reported matchup would give sports fans something to sink their teeth into during this difficult time, while providing us with another chapter of the Manning-Brady rivalry in a very different setting.
For everyone’s sanity, let’s hope this materializes.