A televised charity golf game between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, taking part in the game by Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, is scheduled for next month, Turner Sports announced Wednesday.
The venue of the event was not disclosed and a PGA Tour spokesperson, who should approve the match for Woods and Mickelson to participate, said the discussions continued about the safety of organizing a such competition during the coronavirus pandemic and about other logistics.
The event, which will be broadcast live on TNT, is expected to be held without spectators and golf courses. in Florida have been discussed as possible locations, according to those with knowledge of the deliberations that were not authorized to speak in public.
Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida said last week that he supported the return of sports during the pandemic, citing a possible Woods-Mickelson match.
"I'd love to see Woods and Mickelson play golf, or whatever, because that's social distance," DeSantis said. "You wouldn't have a gallery there. You wouldn't have crowds But to put that on TV, I think people are starved to content. "
All the money raised in connection with the competition – titled" The Match: Champions for Charity "- will be donated to Covid-Turner Sports said relief 19.
The event will consist of two-man teams, although the combinations were not announced Wednesday. Shortly after Turner Sports' announcement, Mickelson sent Twitter messages to Woods and Brady saying, "It's on."
The parameters of the competition – different types of match play formats could be used – were also not disclosed. A specific date in May for the event will be announced in the coming weeks, said Turner, who added it was in talks with state and local governments and public health officials.
In 2018, in a winner, Mickelson Woods defeated all in all, a $ 9 million pay-per-view game in Las Vegas. The event was marred by technical issues that led to many paying customers being banned from the broadcast, while others received it for free.
The tour recently released a revised schedule in which the tournament game would resume on June 11 with the Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. That tournament and three more PGA Tour events in the following weeks would be played without fans.
The rest of the schedule will continue throughout the year, including the rescheduled major men's championships – the P.G.A. Championship in August in San Francisco, USA Open in September in Westchester County, N.Y., and Masters in Augusta, Ga., In November. A six-monthly international competition, the Ryder Cup, is scheduled for late September in Wisconsin.
However, the tour has admitted that multiple hurdles must be removed – including setting up extensive coronavirus testing for participants – before any of those events can take place.