Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning hung on to defeat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, 1 up, to win The Match: Champions for Charity.
In a match delayed by nearly an hour because of rain and played in sporadically wet conditions, Woods and Manning teamed to dominate the best-ball portion of the competition at Medalist Golf Club. They won three of the first six holes, including a lengthy birdie make from Manning on No. 4, to build an early advantage. Mickelson and Brady both struggled to get on track early, and the pair failed to win a hole on the front nine and faced a 3-down deficit.
The switch to modified alternate shot seemed to help, as Mickelson and Brady clawed back to trim the deficit to 1 down with three holes to go. But they could get no closer, giving Woods a little bit of revenge after Mickelson bested him in a $9 million match in 2018.
“We fought hard," Mickelson said. "I was a little nervous, a little tight on the front nine. My man kept us in there, and the back nine he really shined. We made a run and came really close."
While Woods and Mickelson were expected to shoulder much of the responsibility in the match, two of the best shots of the day came from the quarterbacks. Brady shocked the entire group when he holed a wedge shot from the fairway on the par-5 seventh hole for an improbable birdie, although the hole was ultimately halved.