Mickelson, Barkley dominate Manning, Curry for The Match III victory

Lawrence Kim
Ноября 28, 2020

Phil Mickelson and the Charles Barclay Basketball Hall of Fame set out to defeat three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry and retired Super Bowl-winning full back Peyton Manning in the third edition of "The Match" Friday in Arizona.

Barkley will team up with previous Match participant Phil Mickelson to take on another pair of iconic athletes in Steph Curry and Peyton Manning.

The betting underdogs lost the first hole of The Match III - which raised almost $5.5 million for the advancement of Historically Black Colleges and Universities - but rattled off four consecutive wins to quickly flip the script.

Five-time main champion Mickelson and Barclay won a modified Alternative Play Show 4 and 3 at Stone Canyon Golf Club in the Ouro Valley where every golfer wore a microphone to capture a steady stream of banter.

From there, the players alternate shots until the ball finds its way into the hole. Charitable contributions will go toward Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Both teams made regulation pars at the short 14th hole, before Mickelson sealed victory at the par-five next by holing from close range to match Manning birdie to try and extend the contest.

Manning passed on Woods' little gift to Barkley before Capital One's The Match: Champions for Change, and it included a number of traffic cones and a safety jacket.

Curry, who helped re-establish a golf program at Howard University, has played in developmental tour events, while Manning has played alongside 15-time major victor Tiger Woods in an earlier charity match event.

One thing is for certain, however, and that is Barkley's golf swing is nothing like what we have seen in the past.

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