Will Ragatz

The sports activities world became once captivated on Sunday by „The Match 2.0,“ a nationally televised golf tournament that pit Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson against Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods. It became once the notice-as a lot as November 2018’s „The Match,“ a solo clash between Mickelson and Woods that became once on the total considered as a disappointment.

No topic a range of rain coming down in South Florida, Sunday’s tournament became once a tremendous success. The on-direction banter between contributors – as successfully as commentators love Charles Barkley and Justin Thomas – became once supreme, and all four golfers had some sturdy moments. 

Within the tip, Manning and Woods emerged victorious. But more importantly, the tournament raised $20 million in COVID-19 reduction and supplied wonderful leisure for a country that has been with out foremost American sports activities for close to three months.

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If there is a 3rd edition of the tournament, Vikings huge receiver Adam Thielen wants in. He expressed that desire on Twitter on Monday, asking PGA neatly-known particular person Rickie Fowler to be his teammate.

Thielen’s tweet became once clearly a silly story, but he is an avid golfer who has participated in different neatly-known particular person events prior to. He is a two-time participant in The Showdown, a tournament led by Aaron Rodgers and Chris Paul that pits NFL avid gamers against NBA avid gamers within the Bahamas. Thielen has additionally performed within the American Century Championship that Tony Romo has received two years in a row, and the 3M Originate within the Twin Cities. His foundation has additionally hosted somewhat a pair of events at TopGolf in Minnesota.

Thielen doesn’t get a ranch to golf on in some unspecified time in the future of quarantine love Mike and Adam Zimmer attain, but he has been spending time indoors the use of his golf simulator.

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