Tiger Woods showed no mercy to Tom Brady after the NFL legend struggled off the tee in their $10million round for charity.
Despite bad weather, the eagerly anticipated rematch between Woods and Phil Mickelson got underway at the Medalist Golf Club in Florida.
On this occasion, Woods had Peyton Manning on his team while Mickelson teamed up with Tom Brady.
After a nearly 50-minute delay, the four-ball group got going and the team of Woods and Manning went 1 up on the third hole after the 15-time major champion slotted home a birdie.
Brady’s tee shot on the third went left into the rough and the player microphones caught Woods telling Brady wryly: “That’ll be in the fairway… over on seven.”
Brooks Koepka also jumped in on taking shots at Brady tweeting: “I’ll donate 100k through the @bkcharityfund if @TomBrady makes a par on the front 9.”
While on the fourth hole, NBA icon Charles Barkley, who was a celebrity commentator for the match, offered to donate $50,000 to charity if the Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback can hit the green.
Needless to say, Brady’s tee shot went left and Barkley replied brutally: “You know Tom, I should’ve just said if you can keep it on the planet.”
Before the event, Woods and Mickelson, rivals for over 20 years, took turns to take thinly veiled shots at each other.
“I can’t wait to go to Tiger’s place and take him down,” Mickelson told Golfweek.
“Tiger thinks he has a huge advantage playing there because he was insistent that this event is played on his home course.
“Despite everyone else wanting to play it elsewhere. That’s fine. We’ll take it to him and Peyton.
“There will be no excuses. It’s his home course but Tom and I are going to go down there and put it to them, and we’ll make it that every time Tiger shows up at his home course, he’ll have a bad memory.”
“At the end of the day, our team’s going to win, it’s just a matter of how much we’re going to win by,” Woods replied.
“Do we keep it close, do we blow them out … we don’t want to have viewers turn off if we’re 9-up through nine, that’s probably not going to be good.
“So we’ll just be 8-up through nine — something like that.”
Published at Sun, 24 May 2020 23:01:00 +0000