Capital One's 'The Match': Best Trash Talk, Highlights and Funny Moments

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIMay 25, 2020

HOBE SOUND, FLORIDA - MAY 24: Tiger Woods and former NFL player Peyton Manning celebrate defeating Phil Mickelson and NFL player Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the 18th green during The Match: Champions For Charity at Medalist Golf Club on May 24, 2020 in Hobe Sound, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images for The Match)
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Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning finished one-up over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady to claim bragging rights in Capital One's "The Match: Champions for Charity" at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, on Sunday.

The event raised at least $20 million for COVID-19 relief efforts:

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The real MVPs of #CapitalOnesTheMatch are the frontline heroes working tirelessly to keep us and our loved ones safe and healthy. So glad we could be a part of this effort to support @DirectRelief, @RedCross, @USCCFoundation and the #ALLINChallenge. 💙 ❤️

For Woods, it also signifies revenge on Mickelson. Lefty defeated the 15-time major champion in The Match at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas on Nov. 23, 2018. Mickelson won $9 million for his efforts in golf's inaugural pay-per-view event.

Viewers were winners as well, as the four legends traded playful jabs throughout the 18-hole matchplay competition.

Brady, a six-time Super Bowl champion, struggled immensely through the first six holes. When the future Hall of Fame quarterback teed off poorly on No. 3, Woods couldn't help himself:

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"That'll be in the fairway...on seven" Tiger showing TB12 no mercy 😂 Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch now on TNT https://t.co/YNMXpOCPCH

Ironically, Brady's best shot of the day came on No. 7:

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TOM BRADY. WOW. Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch now on TNT https://t.co/k4Au3SOpSU

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Oh no, Tom 😂 Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch on TNT https://t.co/j8gllyfCy9

Manning had a better overall round than Brady, though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback was clutch on the 11th hole:

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Brady sinks the eagle. Phil and Tom starting the comeback? 👀 (➡️@audi) https://t.co/VO4pw771tr

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Peyton sinks a long putt and Tiger loves it 💪 Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch now on TNT (➡️@CapitalOne) https://t.co/7xAJTQwnS2

But Manning wasn't immune:

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“They haven’t been good since you left” Brady takes a jab at Peyton’s alma mater Tennessee 😂 (➡️@ATT) https://t.co/We3Ipvq8UD

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Brady and Manning came up short on back-to-back hits and the trash-talk continues 😅 #CapitalOnesTheMatch (➡️@CapitalOne) https://t.co/q0sFDsLJco

The five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion had a jab of his own for the University of Georgia while explaining why he didn't join his partner in wearing Woods' traditional Sunday red Nike polo:

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Peyton's SEC rivalry still runs deep with Georgia 😂 (➡️@MichelobULTRA) https://t.co/WQuS8wTk5S

Brady had his own reasons for disliking Woods' wardrobe, alluding to his 34-28 Super Bowl LI comeback and 41-33 Super Bowl LII loss to the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles, respectively:

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“It’s the Eagles that I cringe, bro. Not the Falcons.” @TomBrady on Tiger wearing Atlanta colors 💀 Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch now on TNT https://t.co/Hk3JACuIbf

Mickelson and Woods expectedly set the standard for golf, but the duo also set the bar high when it came to the commentary:

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Phil's never won a US Open, so Tiger offered to let him borrow some of his hardware 😂 Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch now on TNT https://t.co/joxbt0bf6c

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"This is what I have to listen to every time we play" Tiger's sick of hearing about Phil's calves 😂 Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch now on TNT https://t.co/XYduHCaUlc

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Phil was hyped after launching a bomb 💣 (➡️@MichelobULTRA) https://t.co/XH2TJjCG0I

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"I find that very attractive. That kinda does it for me." Phil was talking his talk on the green today 💀 (➡️@MichelobULTRA) https://t.co/JCJ4PaJjfe

Brady and Mickelson came up just short of executing a Super Bowl LI-like comeback on the 18th hole but came up just short:

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Even with this birdie, Phil and Brady's comeback came up short (➡️@audi) https://t.co/ajXEhoSbgT

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Tiger’s putt for the win 🔥 #CapitalOnesTheMatch (➡️@CapitalOne) https://t.co/rLZDSxrWhM

The PGA Tour will resume its 2020 season on an altered schedule beginning with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, from June 8-14.

Brady, meanwhile, will resume preparation for his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while Manning continues to enjoy retirement.