Phil Mickelson Wants Annual Match with Likes of Stephen Curry and Michael Jordan

Phil Mickelson, fresh off the success of Sunday’s charity exhibition with Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, says he’d like to see The Match become an annual event.

Sunday’s telecast of The Match: Champions for Charity attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched golf telecast in cable TV history.

Woods and Manning prevailed 1 up over Mickelson and Brady in Hobe Sound, Florida, but the outcome played second fiddle to the trash-talking, pants-splitting, barbed banter and even some good golf.

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Mickelson and Woods had played an exhibition match that Mickelson won in 2018, capturing a $9 million payday, but that event did not offer the entertainment value of Sunday’s event, when all the players were miked up and viewers got an inside peek at their games and their personalities.

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