Charles Barkley, Stephen Curry replace Tiger Woods, Tom Brady for latest charity golf match

Phil Mickelson will take part in another high-profile charity golf match, but this time Tiger Woods will not be part of it.
 
Charles Barkley will partner with Mickelson in a match against Stephen Curry and Peyton Manning on Nov. 27 at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Arizona.
 
Called Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change, the format will be modified alternate shot and will begin at 3 p.m. ET the day after Thanksgiving. The event will be televised by Turner Sports on TNT.Mickelson and Woods staged a high-profile match two years ago in Las Vegas, with Mickelson emerging as a $9 million winner.

 

They joined forces again in May with Manning and Tom Brady in a match that raised more than $10 million for coronavirus relief efforts.
 
Proceeds for this November’s match will go to historically Black colleges and universities.
 
“While we may need a handicap for Chuck, I’m looking forward to playing with Peyton and Stephen and to help raise money for another important cause,” Mickelson said in a statement. “It’s also going to give fans and viewers an up-close look at Stone Canyon Golf Club, a place that I’m extremely proud of and excited to show how special it is.”
 
By Bob Harig
 
This article originally appeared on ESPN.
 
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Charles Barkley guaranteeing victory alongside Phil Mickelson in The Match vs. Steph Curry, Peyton Manning

 
Charles Barkley is guaranteeing a victory when he and Phil Mickelson take on Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and NFL legend Peyton Manning in the third rendition of The Match.
 
Turner Sports will televise Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change, exclusively on TNT, to be held Friday, Nov. 27, at 3 p.m. ET at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Arizona.
 
The competition format will be modified alternate-shot match play with five-time major winner Mickelson teaming with Barkley, a Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer, in facing Curry, a three-time NBA Champion and near scratch golfer, and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning, who played a pivotal role in his team winning the last edition of Capital One’s The Match.
 
“I’m excited to return for the third edition of Capital One’s The Match and get out on the course with these three legendary athletes,” Mickelson said. “While we may need a handicap for Chuck, I’m looking forward to playing with Peyton and Stephen and to help raise money for another important cause. It’s also going to give fans and viewers an up-close look at Stone Canyon Golf Club, a place that I’m extremely proud of and excited to show how special it is.”
 
Barkley added: “Capital One’s The Match has been a lot of fun to be a part of over the past few years and I’m excited to finally show off my skills on the course. Phil and I got this, I GUARR-AAAN-TEEEE!!!”
 
Mickelson later expressed similar confidence.
 
Manning, who teamed with Tiger Woods to defeat Mickelson and Tom Brady in a May exhibition and will have Curry as his teammate this time, praised the charitable component of the exhibition. The Match II in May raised $20 million for COVID-19 relief, and was dubbed “Champions for Charity.”
 
Live event coverage airing on TNT will once again feature players having open mics throughout the entire competition, including the capability to communicate directly with other golfers and the broadcast commentators. “Cart Cam” will also once again be featured throughout the competition. The event will be closed to the public and tournament organizers are working with public health officials on competition and production logistics to ensure the event follows safety and health protocols.
 


 
“Capital One’s The Match has become a franchise featuring some of the best in sports and entertainment, and we’re looking forward to this next iteration and the meaningful awareness it will raise for social change,” said Lenny Daniels, President, Turner Sports. “With Phil, Charles, Stephen and Peyton on the course, there’s sure to be no shortage of must-see moments, in addition to the important causes driving each athlete’s participation.”
 
Charles Barkley
 
The Match II was the highest-rated golf event ever to appear on cable TV. It doubled the rating of the Sunday coverage of the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, a Turner representative said. Scheduled on the day after Thanksgiving on a day when many people are off from work and Black Friday shopping may be reduced due to COVID-19 should provide for a large and captive audience.
 
Stone Canyon Golf Club, owned by Mickelson Golf Properties, is situated at the base of the picturesque Tortolita Mountains, offering views of the Santa Catalina Mountains in all directions. It ranked 116th on the 2020 Golfweek Top 200 Modern Courses.
 
Bleacher Report will also provide exclusive live content leading up to and during the event on the B/R app.
 
Sportico initially broke news of The Match III on October 15.
 
By Adam Schupak
 
This article originally appeared on GolfWeek.

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