The PGA Tour is returning to action in June, but in the meantime, charity events abound. Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning will face off against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady just north of West Palm Beach, Florida in a matchup that is expected to generate more than $10 million for Covid-19 relief efforts.
A second matchup is now planned in Juno Beach, Florida at Seminole Golf Club, featuring Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson teaming up to face Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. The foursome will engage in a skins game on May 17th with at least $4 million going to a variety of charities. The 18-hole match is scheduled to run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET and will be televised by NBC, Golf Channel, NBCSN and Sky Sports. There will be a free live online stream on PGA Tour Live, GOLFTV, Golfpass, and Golf Channel.
UnitedHealth Group is providing a $3 million purse that will go to the American Nurses Foundation and CDC Foundation, per Golf Digest. Farmers Insurance has also donated $1 million for a birdie and eagle pool that will go to Off Their Plate, an organization that provides meals to healthcare workers.
The organizers are enforcing significant safety measures that include no spectators and FDA-approved testing for the golfers and production crew. NBC golf anchor Mike Tirico will lead the commentary from his home, and analysts Paul Azinger and Rich Lerner will join the call from an off-site production facility. Commentators Steve Sands, Gary Koch, and Jerry Foltz will be on the ground at Seminole.
DraftKings Sportsbook has posted odds for what is being called the TaylorMade Driving Relief 2020. McIlroy and Johnson have been installed as favorites at -225. Fowler and Wolff are listed as +163 underdogs.
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