Phil Mickelson and Basketball Hall of Fame Charles Barkley defeated three-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry and retired Super Bowl-quarterback Peyton Manning in the third iteration of “The Match” in Arizona on Friday.
Five-time Major Champion Mickelson and Barclay won the Modified Alternative Shot Matchplay Exhibition 4 & 3 at the Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, where each golfer sported a microphone and captured a steady stream.
After taking a 4-up lead through seven holes, Barclay sent a mid-match dagger directly to the camera and told them to keep ready for the relaunch of the television crime drama “Law and Order” in “another five holes”.
Team Mickelson-Barkley lost the next hole, and then 11 times the NBA All-Star finished ninth in his tee shot, but both were 3-up and in control at the turn.
Mickelson and Barclay finally finished the match with Birdie at the 15th hole, and they cut it in half as Manning also drained his Birdie put.
Although Manning and Curry were skilled golfers, Barclays struggled for a long time and was ridiculed for his game, but he did better than expected in Mickelson’s training, eliminating many tips throughout the match.
The program was closed to the public due to COVID-19 and has historically served as a fundraiser for black colleges and universities.
The first edition of The Match took place in 2018 at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, where Mickelson defeated Tiger Woods in a winner-take-all $ 9 million showdown.
The rematch took place in May at the Medalist Golf Club in Hob Sound, Florida, where Woods and Manning defeated Mickelson and six-time Super Bowl-winner quarterback Tom Brady, raising more than $ 20 million for COVID-19 relief. (Frank Pingue Reporting in Toronto; Daniel Wallis Editing)