GOLF : Tiger Woods wins $20mn charity golf match

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning beat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in Sunday’s charity golf match which raised $20m for coronavirus relief efforts in the United States.

Woods and Manning fought off a brilliant comeback from Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady to win the 20Mn for charity. And it came right the way down to the final green, with Woods avenging his original loss to Mickelson by rolling a long putt stone dead to the hole for a one up win.

Although many were sceptical, this superstar showdown really did have it all.

Woods, the 15-time Major champion, hilariously mocked lifelong foe Mickelson as early as the third hole with a withering putdown to camera, proving their second match would not be devoid of humour like their first.

Brady, the six-time Super Bowl champ, was the only one who could not find any form to begin with.

He hooked his first tee shot into the rubbish, duffed one chip, thinned another, and then, offered $48,700 to hit the green on a par-3 by NBA legend Charles Barkley, proceeded to hit a shocking shank.

The event was played between four of the United States’ biggest sports stars at a rainy Medalist Golf Club in Florida – Woods’ home course – with no caddies and players driving their own golf buggies.

It follows Rory Mcllory’s $4.85Mn skins event last week involving fellow golfers Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff also in aid of charity.

The 18-hole match included on-course challenges for charitable funds – and plenty of trash talk.