Tiger Woods has beaten Phil Mickelson once more.
Playing on his home golf course, the 82-time PGA TOUR winner built an insurmountable advantage over the first six holes before fending off a late rally to beat his long-time rival Mickelson, 1-up, in Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Charity.
A total of US$20 million was raised for COVID-19 relief efforts in the team charity golf match-play event that featured Woods and Mickelson playing alongside National Football League (NFL) stars, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
“The fact that we all came together and were able to raise this money for those who have been severely impacted (is great),” Woods said. “Tom and Peyton, hats off to them for coming out. This is our arena, and this is what we do. We couldn’t imagine going on the football field and doing what they do.”
2017 FedExCup champion Justin Thomas chipped in as well as the on-course reporter while Brooks Koepka called into the telecast to donate money to the cause, which also included player-themed golf cars and competitions that included long drive and closest-to-the-pin challenges.
“It was an honour for Tom and I to be invited to play in this match and it will always be something I remember and cherish,” Manning said.
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