Capital One's The Match will be returning once again in 2022, with the 12-hole exhibition set to take place on Wednesday, June 1 (6:30 p.m EDT) at Wynn Las Vegas. While the previous five versions of The Match involved professional golfers, this time around will see four NFL quarterbacks taking part in the charity event.
The Set Up
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will be teaming up after facing each other at The Match in 2021, which was held in Big Sky, Montana. Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau defeated Brady and Phil Mickelson, with Rodgers sinking a putt on the 16th hole to secure the victory. Brady also partnered with Mickelson during the 2020 edition of The Match against Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods.
2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen will both be making their debuts at the event. Allen recently played alongside Keith Mitchell in the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am and was listed as a 9.0 handicap. Mahomes, reportedly a 7.7 handicap, has participated in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe each of the past two years.
Mahomes wasted no time throwing shade at Brady and Rodgers on Monday morning.
"The reason we're going to win is [because] we're going to be able to play the course differently than old Tom and old Aaron over there," Mahomes said. "They might get us on a couple of par-3s and stuff like that, but whenever we can really open it up and use the drivers ... it's going to be nice to use our little wedges like they use their 6-irons."
Mahomes should be careful with his words, though. According to the Wisconsin State Golf Association, Rodgers is listed as a 4.6 handicap and is likely the top golfer of the four quarterbacks. Brady was listed as an 8.1 handicap prior to last year's match against Rodgers and DeChambeau.
According to Golf Digest, Capital One's The Match has raised over $33 million for charity through the first five editions. With four of the most popular names in professional sports taking part in June, the event should only gain more traction moving forward.