Woods, Mickelson set for potential head-to-head rematch involving Manning and Brady

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Golf superstars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are reportedly in talks about a rematch of their 2018 head-to-head showdown for a high-profile event that will aid Covid-19 efforts.

According to CNBC, National Football League icons Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also take part in the two-on-two challenge.

The event, which is scheduled for May, is being organized by WarnerMedia and the PGA Tour. Other PGA Tour, NFL, and National Basketball Association stars could also be involved, including Turner basketball analyst Charles Barkley.

It will reportedly be held at an undisclosed location, with participants required to observe social-distancing policies in place due to the ongoing health crisis.

The event, however, has not yet formally received sanctioning from the PGA Tour.

“Discussions along these lines have been ongoing for quite some time, but nothing has been approved by the Tour,” the Tour said in a statement.

Woods and Mickelson squared off in a $9m winner-takes-all event at Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas in November 2018, which was won by Mickelson.

“The Match” was a pay-per-view event on Turner’s B/R Live platform in the US, although technical problems meant it was essentially broadcast for free, with customers given refunds. The planned rematch would not be a pay-per-view event.

Both the PGA Championship and The Masters have also been postponed until later this year due to the ongoing health crisis, while the PGA and LPGA Tours are on an extended hiatus.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan is indefinitely forgoing his multi-million dollar salary due to the public health crisis, while there have been cuts and pay freezes for other Tour executives.