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Phil Mickelson has Steph Curry, Michael Jordan on list for next 'The Match'

Phil Mickelson has Steph Curry, Michael Jordan on list for next 'The Match'

Steph Curry wants in on "The Match III" and he's certainly one of the names that comes to Phil Mickelson's mind for the next installment of the golf battle with Tiger Woods.

The Warriors star was one of the 5.8 million who watched Woods and Peyton Manning defeat Mickelson and Tom Brady on Sunday in "The Match: Champions for Charity." The event was a huge hit with Brady struggling through the first six holes before holing out from 125 and talking trash to Charles Barkley through his earpiece. Woods was dialed in, Mickelson was his usual self and Manning brought his joke book and his golf game.

Mickelson has already started thinking of potential pairings for the third installment, and Curry is one of the names atop the list.

“I think you could showcase guys like Steph Curry and Michael Jordan or Tony Romo and Patrick Mahomes, who are all good golfers, elite talents and have great personalities," Mickelson told Arash Markazi of The Los Angeles Times. "Those personalities are going to come out with this event. Or you could have someone who loves the game and is competitive but is really entertaining like Larry David and Bill Murray. I think that could shine.”

Woods and Mickelson signed on to do three events but due to the success of "The Match II," they now are in talks to do one every year with different celebrities as partners.

The first one -- a one-on-one match in Las Vegas saw some good golf but the entertainment value was low for casual fans. Producer Bryan Zuriff, who thought of the idea and first brought it to Woods and Mickelson, wanted to add something to the second version. According to Zuriff, the original idea for "The Match: Champions for Charity" was to have Brady and Curry be the two amateurs.

“At the time I was thinking Tom and Steph Curry because Steph had just signed a deal with Callaway and he was into golf,” Zuriff said.

But since Manning is repped by the same agency as Woods and there is the obvious rivalry with Brady, the two-time Super Bowl champion got the nod.

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"The Match II" was supposed to be held in June on the same day as Game 7 of the Western Conference finals, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic moved it up and added a charitable aspect to the event. All in all, the event raised $20 million for relief and Zuriff plans to keep the charitable aspect of the event going forward with a plan to hold it on Thanksgiving weekend as long as health and time allow.

Sports are mainly on pause right now, but "The Match: Champions for Charity" showed a blueprint for how access to the athletes can offset the lack of fans at live events during the pandemic. Sunday's match at Medalist Golf Club had something for the casual fan and the diehard golfer.

Curry was locked in from the opening tee shot, and it sounds like there's a good chance he could be teeing it up in the next installment alongside Woods, Mickelson and perhaps Jordan.

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Tom Brady silences Charles Barkley with insane birdie in 'The Match'

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Tom Brady silences Charles Barkley with insane birdie in 'The Match'

Tom Brady's start in "The Match" with former NFL star Peyton Manning and PGA Tour legends Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods wasn't great, leading to an endless parade of criticism on social media.

The six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback found a way to silence the haters with this remarkable shot for birdie on the seventh hole at Medalist Golf Club.

[RELATED: Warriors' Steph Curry wants in on next iteration of 'The Match' event]

Charles Barkley is part of TNT's telecast, and was in Brady's ear all the way up until he hit the shot.

Unfortunately for Brady, his pants didn't survive the hole.

Warriors star Steph Curry and former Warrior Andre Iguodala both are avid golf fans, and were just like the rest of us after seeing Brady's shot.

The San Mateo native got his mojo back, but he and his partner Mickelson have some catching up to do with Manning and Woods in control.

How to watch The Match: Tiger vs. Phil charity golf streaming, on TV

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How to watch The Match: Tiger vs. Phil charity golf streaming, on TV

The golf event we've all been waiting for is nearly upon us.

Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson, Part 2 ... with a twist.

On Sunday, Tiger will team up with NFL legend Peyton Manning to take on Mickelson and six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady in The Match: Champions for Charity at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla.

Get ready for some epic trash talk.

Tiger and Phil squared off in the first edition of The Match back on Nov. 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, with Mickelson winning on the fourth extra hole.

Now the two championship golfers will be joined by two champion quarterbacks.

[RELATED: Manning takes perfect shot at Brady]

The stakes will be high, and the side bets should be incredible.

Here's how to watch The Match: Champions for Charity on TV and streaming online:

When: Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT
TV: TNT
Stream: TNTdrama.com