With the sports void dragging on, fans are looking for any and all options for watching a competitive event.
The possibility of a golf match, in this case, a rematch - with no fans and socially distant competitors - between two of the game's greats has been floated.
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Yes, Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson II. Mickelson hinted over the weekend that it's being worked on. They met in a pay-per-view event in November 2018 with Phil besting Tiger after four playoff holes to take home the $9 million prize.
And now, for the new wrinkle in the rematch: Golf author and journalist Robert Lusetich hinted that two other all-time greats - quarterbacks, that is - are being mentioned as potential playing partners for the golfing legends this time around.
Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
Hearing Tiger v Phil II might indeed be happening as a PPV event but that the caveat is that each will have a partner. Two names being mentioned? Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.— Robert Lusetich (@RobertLusetich) March 30, 2020
Vegas is already putting out lines, Lusetich reports:
You know Vegas is bored when they're already putting out lines on any proposed Tiger-Phil II featuring Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. pic.twitter.com/COihW7rG8V— Robert Lusetich (@RobertLusetich) March 31, 2020
Brady and Manning, in addition to being longtime QB rivals (Tom leads 11-5 head-to-head overall; and in Super Bowls, 6-2), are old golfing buddies, if this clip below from Manning's ESPN+ series, "Peyton Places" is to be believed. The two hit some balls and talked some trash after "breaking into" CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz's house.
That one time Tom Brady and Peyton Manning broke into Jim Nantz's house to play his backyard course. 😂pic.twitter.com/by0r6dRZdS— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) January 5, 2020
While Manning has been out of football since he went out on top with a Super Bowl title in February of 2016, Brady is preparing for his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So, would Tom have the time?
If they're all in, the question then becomes, who gets Tiger and who gets Phil as a partner?