All about The Match 6 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The game is back.
The high-profile charity golf event, which began in 2018 with a showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, returns for a sixth iteration featuring four NFL star quarterbacks on Wednesday.
This year’s event is headlined by seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and Super Bowl 45 MVP Aaron Rodgers. Brady will be making his third appearance in the competition but is still looking for his first victory after he and Mickelson were defeated by Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau last July. However, the two NFL stars will join forces this time around to take on Super Bowl 54 MVP Patrick Mahomes and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen.
The QBs will be accompanied by microphones to capture their trashy talk and jokes, and they will have the opportunity to communicate with television broadcasters, who will range from Charles Barkley to JJ Watt.
Here’s everything you need to know about the sixth edition of The Match:
When is the golf game?
The game will take place on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. ET. That’s about seven months after the last iteration of the event, which saw Brooks Kopeka defeat DeChambeau.
Where is the golf game?
The competition will take place at the Wynn Golf Club in Paradise, Nevada, on the same site as the Koepka-DeChambeau match. The first four iterations of The Match took place in various locations in Arizona, Montana, Nevada, and Florida.
How can I watch The Match?
The event, which is sponsored by Capital One, will be broadcast on DTT, truTV and HLN. You can also stream the event on TNTDrama.com and the TNT app.
Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt, 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman, sportswriter Amanda Renner and Turner Sports commentator Ernie Johnson will be in attendance .
What is the format of The Match?
The competition between Brady-Rodgers and Mahomes-Allen will be fairly simple – it will include match play with a modified alternate shot format.
Simply put, match play is where a player or team earns points for each hole they use fewer strokes than their opponent. The stroke count is reset with each new hole, so all that really matters is how many holes a team wins.
With respect to the modified alternate shot format, this involves players alternately hitting shots on a hole. Both players on each team will tee off instead of just one, and the player who didn’t land the best tee shot will play their teammate’s ball for the second shot. The teams will continue to alternate strokes until the hole is completed and the duo with the lowest number of combined strokes will be the winner of that particular hole.
How does scoring work in match play?
Teams receive one point for each hole they win, while if they lose a hole they will receive no points. If the two teams are tied on a hole, both receive half a point.
The team with the most points at the end of the 12 holes will be crowned the winner.
Why is The Match fundraising?
The charity event supports various philanthropic organizations, including Feeding America, and other charitable partners such as the American Red Cross and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Throughout the event’s history, Capital One has raised nearly $33 million and provided 17 million meals to Feeding America.