Mickelson, Tom Brady vs. DeChambeau, Aaron Rodgers Set for Capital One's 'The Match'

Adam WellsMay 26, 2021

Phil Mickelson holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course, Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Kiawah Island, S.C. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
AP Photo/David J. Phillip

The fourth edition of Capital One's "The Match" will feature a foursome of Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady taking on Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers in a showdown for charity. 

Capital One's "The Match" will be held July 6 and broadcast live on TNT, with coverage beginning at 5 p.m. ET. Mickelson and Brady will join forces against DeChambeau and Rodgers at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana.

The event will include donations made to Feeding America and additional charitable beneficiaries.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

PGA champ and Super Bowl MVP vs. US Open champ and NFL MVP 👀@PhilMickelson and @TomBrady vs. @b_dechambeau and @AaronRodgers12 is gonna be wild 🔥 #CapitalOnesTheMatch returns July 6 on TNT pic.twitter.com/h644kNWMRX

This will mark the first appearance in the exhibition event for Rodgers and DeChambeau. The reigning NFL MVP has a solid golf game and finished 16th at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in January 2020. 

DeChambeau is a rare character on the PGA Tour. The 27-year-old capped off his rise to stardom last year when he won the U.S. Open by six shots. 

Bryson DeChambeau @b_dechambeau

Excited to team up with @AaronRodgers12 for The Match and take on @PhilMickelson and @TomBrady. Can’t wait to unleash the beast in Big Sky. Get your popcorn ready, this is going to be epic🍿 pic.twitter.com/ptZ0RoheWf

After the announcement, Brady started the trash talk against his and Mickelson's opponents:

Tom Brady @TomBrady

Two old guys against the young bucks @PhilMickelson. @b_dechambeau better get used to laying up because we know @AaronRodgers12 isn’t going for it 🤣 https://t.co/f1DQsFn41U

Mickelson joined Brady in calling out Rodgers and DeChambeau:

Phil Mickelson @PhilMickelson

It’s game time! My partner @tombrady and I are back and ready to settle some unfinished business. See you in Montana @AaronRodgers12 @b_dechambeau https://t.co/gCidYwsfMr

Mickelson, who is coming off a win at the PGA Championship, has been a staple of this event since its inception in 2018. He defeated Tiger Woods in a one-on-one match that took 22 holes to finish. The 50-year-old also earned a $9 million payout for his victory in the showdown between the two biggest stars on the PGA Tour of this generation.  

Lefty returned for the second event, Capital One's The Match: Champions for Charity, in May 2020. He partnered with Brady in a four-ball pro-am against Woods and Peyton Manning. 

Woods and Manning defeated Mickelson and Brady 1 up at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. The event also raised $20 million to help provide relief to communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In November, Capital One's The Match: Champions For Change was held at Stone Canyon Golf Club with Stephen Curry and Charles Barkley stepping in for Woods and Brady. 

The duo of Mickelson and Barkley held off Manning and Curry 4 and 3. The event also raised $6.4 million for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and four million meals for Feeding America. 

Rodgers and Brady have already established themselves as two of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Rodgers was named NFL MVP last season, but Brady won his seventh Super Bowl title in his first year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Brady led the Bucs to a 31-26 win over Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 24. 


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