Tom Brady wasn't part of the winning team in Sunday's "The Match," but he did dominate the reaction to the charity golf event.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback didn't get off to the best start, as he and teammate Phil Mickelson quickly fell behind to Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla. Brady redeemed himself toward the end of the front nine, however, when he nailed a long birdie shot from 100-plus yards out on hole No. 7. It was the highlight of the match.
The funniest moment from the day was Brady ripping the backside of his pants, which drew a hilarious reaction on social media. One of his former New England Patriots teammates, Jason McCourty, didn't watch the event but heard about Brady's pants mishap. The veteran cornerback also jokingly admitted he's going to tease Brady about it next time he sees the veteran quarterback.
"The most sports I have watched during this thing is I will go on NBA TV, and sometimes they're playing old NBA games," McCourty said in a video conference call with reporters Wednesday. "I've watched Allen Iverson in a playoff game way back when versus Toronto, Vince Carter and them, so that was fun. Honestly, I'm not a soccer fan. I'm not a golf fan.
"The only thing I saw from TB12 and them was he split his pants at one point and he sunk a (long birdie shot). So, I was happy to see he split his pants. The next time I see him, I've got to give him a hard time. But, no, I haven't. I saw the NBA 2K tournament, Madden tournaments and all of that other stuff. But, too many kids to really sit down and watch non-live type of sports that I'm really into."
Brady, to his credit, poked some fun at himself after the event for ripping his pants.
Pants wanted in on social distancing I guess... https://t.co/PJBPyFWowI
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 25, 2020
"The Match" was a huge success overall. Not only did it provide much-needed live sports entertainment, more importantly it raised a ton of money for COVID-19 relief.