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 (Pre-game show at 2pm)
The site of “The Match” is Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Arizona
Architect/Designer: Jay Morrish (Bio and GC Scorecard)
Use #TheMatch🏆 to follow on Twitter; Follow @PGATourBrunch too
The First Hole at Stone Canyon GC:
What They’re Saying
Four Things to Know (Golf com)
Charles’ Secret Advantage (Social Golfer)
Inside The Match: Great Television (Golf com)
Odds on The Match III (Golf Week/USA Today)
Charles: “Listen, as long as I can drink and smoke when I play golf, I’m good. I’m going to have some drinks and some stogies. I’m not going to be overly concerned about how good or bad I play. I mean, I don’t think Tom Brady lost a lot of sleep because he was struggling on the front nine.”
Read some other entertaining lines from Charles Barkley —-> (link)
Last May, The Match II was a four ball match play, similar to what is used in Ryder Cup play, although there was allowance for handicap.
This event is utilizing a modified alternate shot format. Each player will tee off but then play their partner’s ball for the second shot. From there, the teams will choose which ball to play out the hole, using standard alternate shot rules.
The organizers will also make an exception for Charles Barkley’s - we’ll call it “limited golfing abilities” - to have special tees for Chuck to use.
Maybe you haven’t seen his swing:
Where is the Money Going?
The event will benefit Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (HBCU).
Each player hs designated a school for their portion of funds for donation:
Phil Mickelson: Jackson State
Charles Barkley: Tuskegee
Steph Curry: Howard
Peyton Manning: Is carving it up, Thanksgiving style for: Grambling State, Southern University at New Orleans and Lane College
As a side note, Curry previously donated money to Howard to start-up and operate a men's and women's golf program for six years.
The Match III, #SportsBiz and the Golf Industry
Steph Curry actually has his own Tour Limited model “Curry 30” wedges for The Match III and the Callaway Jaws model will be available for purchase and will be used to raise more money for the charity event. Proceeds will go to the “Eat, Learn, Play” charity backed by Curry and his wife, Ayesha.
Read more about Steph Curry, his father Dell, and the game (Golf com)
CNBC Delves Into the future of The Match; Black Friday staple? (CNBC)
Sportico on The Match III (Sportico)
The Match III (3pm ET) on TNT will have some tough TV Ratings competition when Notre Dame kicks-off vs. North Carolina at 3:30pm ET on ABC Sports
CNN International is televising The Match to select markets: