Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change - Nov 27th (3pm ET)
Phil Mickelson & Charles Barkley vs. Peyton Manning & Steph Curry
TNT to Televise Live Golf Competition, Friday, Nov. 27, at 3 p.m. ET, with Exclusive Live Content Available on Bleacher Report
The site of “The Match” is Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Arizona
Architect/Designer: Jay Morrish (Bio and GC Scorecard)
PUBLISHING NOTE: We will post a short, abbreviated edition of PGA Tour Lunch on Thursday, November 26th, 2020 - aka Thanksgiving Day in the USA. we’ll be back in full swing - EARLY - on Match Day, November 27th.
What They’re Saying
Players’ Take on The Match (Golf Channel Digital)
Steph and Phil Taking Shots at Chuck’s Swing (ESPN com)
Turner Sports Announcement (PGA Tour com)
Tour Confidential (Golf com)
Bleacher Report on the “Odds” for The Match (Bleacher Report)
First Look at Gambling/Odds on The Match (SportsBettingDime)
Draft Kings on The Match III (DK Nation)
#SportsBiz, the PGA Tour and the Golf Industry
Peyton Manning received some great news on Tuesday, November 24th as he is among the Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees for 2021.
CBS’ Jim Nantz Wants “Tony Romo” Money - (NY Post com)
New Swing Techniques Revolutionize Golf - (The Economist)
“Cart Cam will make a big splash” at The Match - (SVG)
Bryan Zuriff, the creator and exec producer of “The Match” did a conference call and a Q&A with Sports Business Daily. Here are two cuts:
Q: How will this edition be different from the first two?
Zuriff: “This is going to be more about the personalities. We just did a press conference and their personalities really shined. This is “Dancing with the Stars.” This is a personality show with a real competition. You can’t get that with a regular PGA Tour event. The first time we did Tiger-Phil (“The Match”), they really wanted to win going down the stretch -- not that they don’t in this -- but we didn’t have cameras on them, we had caddies with them.”
Q: How important is the betting aspect?
Zuriff: “Big. DraftKings is going to be putting out some incredible props. They get that people want to watch matchups. You get to bet every hole, every shot is a different odd. DraftKings is able to really cater to that audience in a big way, on a day when there’s not that much happening in sports.”
Sports Business Journal and The Daily are well worth a subscription!
Let’s Take a Good Luck at Charles Barkley’s Golf Game
TNT Segment (2018) is Hysterical:
Naismith Basketball Hall of Famers Charles Barkley is now an Emmy Award winning NBA basketball commentator after his stellar NBA career and Olympic Gold Medal performance with the 1992 USA Basketball Dream Team.
Barkley is also one of the most beloved, authentic, concerned and empathetic athletes to play any sport. Barkley is a very loyal friend to so many friends and teammates he’s interacted with since he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1984.
Then? There’s his golf game!
Next Up on the Tour
The Mayakoba Classic will take place in Mexico, December 3-6, 2020 (link)
The QBE Shootout is scheduled in Naples, Florida, December 9-13, 2020 (link)
Then, in 42 days, the PGA Tour gets ROLLING once again with the Sentry Tournament of Champions to be held in Maui, Hawaii, January 6-10, 2021 (link)
PGA Tour Schedule: (link)
The PGA Champions Tour schedule is OUT!