Tom Brady, Peyton Manning joining Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for 'The Match' reboot

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will officially square off against each other once again. 

This time, however, the two golf greats will have a bit of help.

Woods and Mickelson will be joined by NFL quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady for the second version of “The Match” next month, according to Bleacher Report. The duo had long been rumored to be taking part the competition

The event will take place live on TNT, per the report, however the specific date and location have not been announced. The event, called “The Match: Champions for Charity” will raise donations for a COVID-19 related charity, too. 

The event, according to ESPN, will be held without fans present due to the coronavirus pandemic. The PGA Tour has yet to sign off, something it must do before the event can move forward, and is still “working to ensure health and safety concerns, among other things,” per the report.

While no location has been announced, the competition will likely take place somewhere in Florida — where Gov. Ron DeSantis has recently deemed sporting events as “essential” amid the global pandemic.

“I'd like to see Woods and Mickelson do the golf, or whatever, because that's social distance,” DeSantis said last week, via ESPN. "You wouldn't have a gallery there. You wouldn't have crowds. But to put that on TV, I think people have been starved for content."

It’s also unclear how Manning, who retired in 2016, and Brady, who recently signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will fit in and which golfer they will be playing alongside.

Woods and Mickelson competed in “The Match” in 2018 at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. Mickelson won that event, and a hefty $9 million prize, on the fourth playoff hole. An additional $800,000 in side bets went to charity, too. 

Though there are still plenty of key details to be ironed out — like when and where, for starters — this version of “The Match” has extremely high potential to surpass the inaugural event, which mostly fell flat and faced technical difficulties. The addition of the two NFL stars, who are both frequent golfers and avid trash talkers should provide some much-needed energy and entertainment, too.

And, with no other live sports going on due to the coronavirus, now is the perfect time for a reboot.

Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods walk down the fairway on the second hole during the Pro-Am of The Memorial Tournament Presented By Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club on May 30, 2018 in Dublin, Ohio. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods walk down the fairway on the second hole during the Pro-Am of The Memorial Tournament Presented By Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club on May 30, 2018 in Dublin, Ohio. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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