There’s a few reasons to question how Tom Brady is going to perform at The Match: Champions for Charity on Sunday.
First he’s clearly focused on the upcoming football season, which means he’s the only one of the four that’s not hitting golf balls every day. He’s got to get in shape for the upcoming season, and while running afoul of the law while working out in Downtown Tampa isn’t helping, it shows he’s preparing for 2020 and his first season away from New England.
But now we find out that TB12 isn’t exactly a fan of the loop they’ll be playing on Sunday. He put a 106 on his scorecard the last time he played The Medalist, a mere 34-over-par.
“Somewhere between s–t poor and pitiful,” Brady, an NFL great in his real life, said when asked to describe the state of his golf game, on a video to preview the event. “Unfortunately I’m focusing on football right now and I’m still working and golf will come at a later date, but I can get a little bit streaky.”
Brady shot 106 the last time he played Medalist.
We appreciate him not deflating the golf balls so they’d stick to the greens better, but triple digits is hacker territory.
The question now becomes; Is Peyton Manning worse? He apparently didn’t even have enough ProV1’s in his bag to get through the round last time.
“I’ve played the Medalist before with Tiger, and an old teammate of mine, Brandon Stokley, was with me, and on the 18th hole, I leaned over to Stokley and asked if I could borrow a ball,” said Manning, a former NFL great in his real life. “I was out of balls by the time I got to 18.
“And he said all he had was a yellow one left. I was like, ‘I cannot play a yellow ball in front of Tiger Woods.’ So we’re digging in the marsh trying to find one more ball so I could finish the hole.”
Just a couple of millionaires fishing Titleist’s out of the water like they’re going to sell them in egg crates on the side of the road near the course.
We’ll see what happens on Sunday, but with the format of this event, it sounds like it might be Woods-vs-Mickelson in match play for most of the day.