BREAKING: Mickelson, Barkley to Battle Manning, Curry in The Match 3

The Match III is official. 

Phil Mickelson will team with Charles Barkley to take on Stephen Curry and Peyton Manning in The Match: Champions for Change, Turner Sports announced on Monday. 

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. 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,” said Lenny Daniels, President, Turner Sports. 

The Match will take place on Friday, November 27 at 3 p.m. at Mickelson’s Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Arizona. 

“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. 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,” said Mickelson. 

It will be shown on TNT. 

The Match will benefit Historically Black Colleges and Universities, among additional initiatives to be announced.

Match Format 

The competition format will be modified alternate shot match play with five-time Major Champion Mickelson teaming with Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, as they take on three-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry – a near scratch golfer – and two-time Super Bowl Champion Peyton Manning, who played a key role in his team winning the last edition of Capital One’s The Match.  

Live event coverage airing on TNT will once again feature unprecedented access with all 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. 

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