- “The Match II: Champions for Charity” between Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning vs Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady with proceeds benefitting COVID-19 relief is set for Sunday, May 24th
- Woods and Manning are -186 favorites to win, while Mickelson and Brady are +160
- See analysis of the match and the litany of prop bets you can wager on
The much anticipated Match II: Champions for Charity is just days away with Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning the favorites to emerge victorious over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady.
Not only are there a plethora of golf related prop bets you could’ve been wagering on for the last month, but there’s a slew of football related ones regarding the surefire future Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks.
Peyton and TB12 have similar golf games, with the former Colts and Broncos Super Bowl-winning QB having a slight advantage over the six-time SB champ. Which duo should you place a wager on?
The Match II: Champions for Charity Odds
|Tiger Woods & Peyton Manning||-186|
|Phil Mickelson & Tom Brady||+160|
All odds taken May 21st
Bet the Favorites to Come Out on Top
Though Mickelson defeated Woods in the first match in November of 2018, it’s hard to expect a repeat performance. Tiger has had months off to rest his nagging injuries, he’s a member at the Medalist and the personal pride to get back at lefty will be immense, not to mention the fact that Mickelson hasn’t played this course before.
Let the trash talk begin. 😂
The Tiger vs. Phil rivalry continues. pic.twitter.com/XcaHH2kTsf
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 7, 2020
The additional key factor is that Tiger’s partner Manning plays to a better handicap, with his at 6.4 compared to Tom Brady’s 8.1. While that doesn’t represent a massive advantage, just look at his action on this shot at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where he and partner Luke Donald finished T-9th in February.
"An awesome shot."
Peyton Manning has some serious skills. pic.twitter.com/uOWrYgpNqX
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 21, 2020
Any bit of an edge heading into the round is important, and in this case, don’t overthink it. The favorites are the favorites for a reason.
Pick: Tiger Woods/Peyton Manning Win (-186)
The Match II – Champions for Charity Match Props
|Prop||Tiger Woods/Peyton Manning Odds||Phil Mickelson/Tom Brady Odds|
|Leader after 3 holes – tie no bet||-155||+125|
|Leader after 3 holes||+125||+200 (Tie +225)|
|Leader after 6 holes – tie no bet||-162||+130|
|Leader after 6 holes||+100||+175 (Tie +335)|
|Leader after 9 holes – tie no bet||-175||+138|
|Leader after 9 holes||-110||+175 (Tie +400)|
|Leader after 12 holes – tie no bet||-175||+138|
|Leader after 12 holes||-120||+175 (Tie +450)|
|Leader after 15 holes – tie no bet||-186||+150|
|Leader after 15 holes||-137||+175 (Tie +550)|
|First to go 1-up||-150||+120|
|First to go 2-up||-175||+138|
|Holes 10-18 winner – tie no bet||-200||+155|
|Holes 10-18 winner||-106||+188 (Tie +350)|
|Most par 3 holes won (tie no bet)||-155||+125|
|Most par 4 holes won (tie no bet)||-175||+138|
|Most par 5 holes won (tie no bet)||-155||+125|
|Hole on which the Match will be won||Holes 15-17 (+110)||18th hole or extra holes (+175) – 14th hole or earlier (+300)|
|Either team to hole a shot from off the green||Yes (+260)||No (-335)|
|Match to be decided in a playoff||Yes (+600)||No (-1000)|
|Eagle in the tournament||Yes (+375)||No (-500)|
|Hole in one in the tournament||Yes (+5000)||No (N/A)|
Someone Will Hole a Shot From off Green
When looking over that lengthy list of props you can lay a wager on, one that sticks out with pretty good value is someone holing a shot from off the green at +260 odds.
Those are pretty juicy, especially due to the potential fireworks.
The hole out. The fist pump. Tiger Woods, ladies and gentlemen. 🦅💪pic.twitter.com/9g6exSKrp1
— GOLFTV (@GOLFTV) March 29, 2019
The hole-out doesn’t even have to be a super long shot, it could simply be a player draining a putt from the fringe.
Between two Hall-of-Fame golfers and two Hall-of-Fame football players who are single digit handicaps, bet on someone coming up clutch.
Pick: Either team to hole a shot from off the green (+260)
The Match II – Champions for Charity Hole Specials
|Prop||Yes Odds||No Odds|
|Peyton Manning Hole 1 birdie||+900||-2500|
|Peyton Manning Hole 1 fairway in regulation||-134||+105|
|Peyton Manning Hole 1 green in regulation||+110||-137|
|Tom Brady Hole 1 birdie||+1100||-3335|
|Tom Brady Hole 1 fairway in regulation||-118||-106|
|Tom Brady Hole 1 green in regulation||+138||-175|
|Tiger Woods Hole 1 birdie||+400||-590|
|Tiger Woods Hole 1 fairway in regulation||-250||+190|
|Tiger Woods Hole 1 green in regulation||-275||+200|
|Phil Mickelson Hole 1 birdie||+400||-590|
|Phil Mickelson Hole 1 fairway in regulation||-175||+138|
|Phil Mickelson Hole 1 green in regulation||-225||+170|
|Hole 3 longest tee shot||Tiger Woods (-134)||Phil Mickelson (+105)|
|Hole 3 longest tee shot||Peyton Manning (-134)||Tom Brady (+105)|
|Hole 4 nearest to the hole after tee shot||Woods (+125), Mickelson (+175)||Manning (+500), Brady (+600)|
|Hole 5 winner – tie no bet||Woods/Manning (-134)||Mickelson/Brady (+100)|
|Hole 5 winner||Woods/Manning (+200)||Mickelson/Brady (+250) – tie (+120)|
|Hole 8 nearest to the hole after tee shot||Woods (+125), Mickelson (+175)||Manning (+500), Brady (+600)|
Bet Manning to Hit First Fairway
Despite the fact that Manning will surely be nervous on the first tee given the magnitude of the match, he’s playing with Tiger who almost assuredly will hit the first fairway, given that it’s a straight forward par 4.
This will free up Peyton, who’s had quite a few years to hone his golf game in retirement.
What do you think of Peyton Manning's swing ahead of Sunday's match? 🏌️♂️ pic.twitter.com/7H3sPIna1y
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 20, 2020
What better way to start the round off strong and try to earn back some bragging rights from Brady, who has four more Lombardi trophies than Peyton in his closet?
Pick: Peyton Manning hits First hole fairway in regulation (-134)
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