Phil Mickelson and Peyton Manning previously participated in The Match II, which was the most-watched golf telecast in the history of cable television

By Lindsay Kimble
October 15, 2020 01:19 PM
From left: Peyton Manning, Charles Barkley, Stephen Curry and Phil Mickelson
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Let the trash-talking begin!

Former NFL player Peyton Manning and golf icon Phil Mickelson will be reteaming for the latest iteration of The Match — this time playing with NBA star Stephen Curry and basketball legend Charles Barkley, according to Sportico.

The Match III will reportedly be held on Friday, Nov. 27, according to the outlet. As with previous iterations of the golf special, there will be a charitable component. Sportico reported that sources said the November beneficiaries will be historically black colleges and universities.

The Match II was the most-watched golf telecast in the history of cable television when it aired in May.

According to Turner Sports, an average of 5.8 million viewers tuned into TNT to watch Team Tiger Woods and Manning ultimately pull out the victory over Mickelson and then-teammate Tom Brady. Between 5:45 and 6 p.m. EST, the broadcast peaked at 6.3 million viewers.

While the match included plenty of ribbing between the athletes, the event managed to raise $20 million for coronavirus (COVID-19) relief.

Brady captured most of the spotlight during the event for one moment in which his ripped pants were on full display to the TV cameras.

"Pants wanted in on social distancing I guess..." he joked on Twitter after the wardrobe malfunction went viral on social media.

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Despite the mishap, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback remained a good sport and even impressed fans and his fellow golfers when he scored a birdie on the seventh hole.