The Match in 2022 will be an NFL generational struggle. The charity golf event, sponsored by Capital One, will for the first time feature four non-golfers. The old guard of quarterback greats — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers — will on June 1 go head-to-head with Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes, the NFL’s top two quarterbacks born after 1990.
All-quarterback lineup set for Capital One’s The Match
Brady and Rodgers are veterans in more than one way. The future surefire Pro Football Hall of Famers have already participated in the event, which will be played at the Wynn Las Vegas course on June 1.
Rodgers and teammate Bryson DeChambeau beat Brady and Phil Mickelson in last summer’s Match, a best-ball match play event that has raised $33 million for different organizations and donated 17 million meals to Feeding America.
Will that experience be the difference against Allen and Mahomes? Mahomes and Allen are both single-digit handicaps; Allen participated in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this year.
“We tried to make this a tag team cage match but the lawyers said our contracts wouldn’t allow it…” Brady wrote on Twitter. “#CapitalOnesTheMatch is back, June 1st. Let’s kick their ass @AaronRodgers12 | @JoshAllenQB @PatrickMahomes.”
This year’s event will be a 12-hole affair and tee off at 7 PM on June 1 from the Las Vegas Strip. TNT will air the competition — and surely have the participants mic’d up — with a pre-game show starting at 6:30 PM.
Brady, Rodgers, Allen, and Mahomes have combined for 30 Pro Bowl selections, 86 playoff appearances, and nine Super Bowl titles.
“2 old bulls, 2 young calves…” Allen wrote on Twitter.
Added Mahomes: “This should be fun.”
This is the sixth iteration of the event, which has posted some of the biggest ratings of any golf tournament in recent years. Past participants include Tiger Woods, Steph Curry, Peyton Manning, and Charles Barkley.
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