Mother Nature did not respect the rules in the beginning. The torrential rain at the beginning of the event dampened the excitement and limited the talk about the garbage but, to the players’ credit, the weather did not discourage them from the job at hand. Prove that older kids don’t grow up without learning to navigate adversity.
Within the first 30 minutes of the broadcast, over $ 1.5 million was raised in additional charitable donations.
Millions of people have tuned in hopes of entering the minds of the illustrious quartet. Woods and Mickelson are familiar enemies, with Woods surpassing his compatriot in most of their respective careers. Manning went 6-11 against Brady during his time in the NFL.
The quarterbacks were nervous at first and found it difficult on one of the most difficult courses in the country.
Woods debuted with his signature Red Sunday on his home golf course. He entered “The Match” with hundreds of rounds at the private club under his belt and his experience has shown.
Woods’ ease was delightfully juxtaposed by the game of the greatest quarterback in American football history, Tom Brady, who quickly became the focal point through the first nine holes.
The ultra-exclusive and incredibly inspiring medal made the otherworldly quarterback look pleasantly human as he struggled to find the fairway. Brady was the kick of the joke (literally when his pants split on his back) until the six-time Super Bowl winner hid from the fairway on the 7th hole of Par-5 at the best moment of the event.
To be honest, Brady had less time to practice his swing than Manning, who is a good friend of Woods and has played multiple times in the venue in the past.
Known for his obsessive preparation, Woods joked earlier in the week that Manning approached the contest as if he was playing Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots, incessantly sending Woods several videos of his game, asking for things about which working out and requesting exercises from the greatest golfer to make sure he was ready to go.
The tasks seemed to pay off, as Manning was masterful on par with his irons and remained consistent for most of the day.
For golf enthusiasts who want quality insights, Mickelson is committed to telling the day in detail.
He used cameras mounted on custom golf carts for the players to his advantage, providing constant feedback and urging much needed dialogue between competitors.
Later on, Mickelson also proved to be a valuable coach for his teammate, guiding him through every shot and trying to maintain his confidence as the NFL star fought.
As expected, Charles Barkley was a broadcast resource, particularly in provoking speeches between quartets. His natural curiosity and affable personality brought the best from high profile athletes.
The back-nine had an alternate shooting format and, after a great off-tee round on par 4 11th by Mickelson, Brady finished the hole with an eagle putt to put the pair back into play.
The couple punctuated his celebration with an “air high-five”, a short but harsh reminder of why they were there in the first place – to help people most affected by the coronavirus.
“There are so many people fighting all over the world. I was born in South Africa and I always pay attention to the events that are happening all over the world, particularly in South Africa, where I come from,” said 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman, who was Barkley’s co-analyst.
“This pandemic has been so brutal for so many people around the world. I’ve always been impressed by how Americans are willing to jump behind a charity. They are willing to jump and raise money for people who are struggling. It doesn’t stop never wonder how good Americans are at it. In the end, you raised over $ 10 million in one afternoon. “
As millions of dollars continued to spill over from celebrity donations and corporate contributions, the rain returned halfway through the previous nine. In a thrilling turn, it seemed to add to the drama, with the competitive fire among the four superstars burning most intensely in the last few holes.
The intensity increased in the 16th par-3, with a big shot in Mickelson’s mouth that cut Woods and Peyton ahead. In the end, the event ended as many thought it could – with Woods’ putter in hand at 18 to seal the win for him and Manning.
Despite the less than ideal game conditions, the show found a way to show some rubbish talk, highlight a strong competitive undertone, and raise a total of $ 20 million for charity. All in all, the event was a rain soaking success.
“Knowing that $ 20 million has been raised is unbelievable,” Manning told TNT after the event. “It has been an honor to be invited to this, and it is something I will always remember and appreciate.”
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