Could 28 (UPI) — Phil Mickelson mentioned he wants to see The Match golf match performed yearly, with different athletes like Patrick Mahomes, Michael Jordan and Stephen Curry taking part.
Mickelson and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady misplaced The Match: Champions for Charity on Sunday to Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning. The occasion was the most-watched golf telecast in cable TV historical past and raised $20 million for coronavirus reduction efforts.
“I believe you can showcase guys like Steph Curry and Michael Jordan or Tony Romo and Patrick Mahomes, who’re all good golfers, elite abilities and have nice personalities,” Mickelson informed the Los Angeles Occasions.
“These personalities are going to return out with this occasion. Or you can have somebody who loves the sport and is aggressive however is absolutely entertaining like Larry David and Invoice Murray. I believe that would shine.”
Mahomes, the Tremendous Bowl LIV MVP, accepted the tentative invite Thursday on Twitter.
“I am prepared each time,” the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback tweeted.
Mickelson beat Woods and claimed a $9 million payday in a 2018 model of The Match, which was performed in Las Vegas.
“Lefty” additionally mentioned fellow golfer Justin Thomas could possibly be concerned in a future model of The Match. Thomas was an on-course correspondent throughout Sunday’s occasion at Medalist Golf Membership in Hobe Sound, Fla. No followers have been allowed to attend.
“What if Tiger and I have been to crew up and tackle two youthful gamers, or what if we have been to crew up with youthful gamers and have it’s an actual high-level golf competitors?” Mickelson requested. “I believe there is a marketplace for that.
“However you need to have some character in there, too, so a man like Justin Thomas confirmed how humorous he’s and he would add loads to an occasion like that.”
The PGA Tour season is scheduled to renew with the Charles Schwab Problem from June 11 to 14 at Colonial Nation Membership in Fort Value, Texas.