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The Match 2021 live golf updates, highlights from Tom Brady & Phil Mickelson vs. Aaron Rodgers & Bryson DeChambeau


After weeks of trash talk between Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson, Aaron Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau, the two pairs are finally facing off in The Match 4. Brady and Mickelson will team up in hopes of avenging their loss to Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning in The Match 2 , which occurred in early 2020.

Meanwhile, DeChambeau and Rodgers will each look to earn a win in their first appearance in The Match. Each player has been dealing with drama over the last few weeks. Rodgers is embroiled in a long-term holdout from Packers camp after an MVP campaign while DeChambeau parted with his caddie Tim Tucker ahead of last weekend’s Rocket Mortgage Classic. DeChambeau failed to make the cut after the change.

Despite that, DeChambeau and Rodgers are still favored to win The Match while Mickelson’s side is listed as the underdog in the event once again. That hasn’t stopped him from winning in the past, as he beat Woods in the first iteration of the event in 2018 despite Woods being heavily favored.

Either side could win the 18-hole, match-play contest that will feature a modified alternate shot format  on each hole. It’s just a matter of which side can adjust to the unique conditions of The Reserve at Moonlight Basin, which is at a 7,500-foot altitude and features numerous tee shots that are significantly downhill. That includes the course’s signature hole, a 777-foot Par-5 hole where the tee is a couple hundred yards above the fairway.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from the 2021 golf match featuring Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson vs. Aaron Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau. Follow for complete results from The Match 4 .

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The Match live updates, highlights from 2021 golf contest

5:12 p.m. — Charles Barkley participated in The Match 3. Why isn’t he involved in this competition after being part of the winning pair with Mickelson? He explained in typical Barkley fashion on the preshow.

5:06 p.m. —  Former PGA Tour pro and 2008 Masters winner Trevor Immelman says that Bryson DeChambeau should hit some 400-yard tee shots today because of the course elevation along with his PGA Tour-leading 321.9-yard average off the tee.

5:02 p.m. —  Mickelson and Brady talked a lot about their previous Match loss in the intro to the event. Mickelson said they were “hungry” for a win. The underdogs seem to be carrying a chip on their shoulders.

4:55 p.m. —  The four golfers posed for a pre-Match photo. A lot of black, blue and white, but Brady’s red TB12 hat is helping him stand out among the crowd.

4:53 p.m. —  Bryson DeChambeau seems ready for The Match! He showed up to the event in a helicopter.

4:51 p.m. —  While Tom Brady has the advantage over Aaron Rodgers in terms of experience playing The Match, Rodgers is a better golfer than Brady. In fact, Rodgers’ handicap is about 4 1/2 strokes better than Brady’s .

4:42 p.m. —  Charles Barkley actually almost hit the cart during the range battle. It came right after the cart operator heckled him.

4:36 p.m. —  Brady shared a bit of Mickelson’s strategy for The Match on Twitter Tuesday morning. Needless to say, he is focused on going long off the tee at the high-elevation Moonlight Basin course.

4:32 p.m. —  In case you’re wondering, Mickelson won the range battle by hitting the golf cart eight times. Brady, Rodgers and DeChambeau each hit the cart once.

4:31 p.m. —  Moonlight Basin golf course has never been played during a televised event. It’s a beautiful-looking course, so needless to say, we’re looking forward to seeing the golfers in action on it.

4:28 p.m. —  Before The Match starts, the golfers and commentators for the event took part in a range battle event. Every golfer was trying to hit a golf cart located on the driving range. Charles Barkley chirped the cart driver after the driver called out Barkley’s notoriously awkward golf swing.

4:21 p.m. —  There has been plenty of trash talk from all parties involved in The Match this week, but Brady’s did at Rodgers’ rift with the Packers may be one of the best moments of all.

4:18 p.m. —  Apparently, it is windy at Moonlight Basin today. Mickelson tweeted a video of him and Brady getting some warmup shots in, and you can barely hear Mickelson over the sound of the wind.

Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson results

  • Hole 1 (Par 4, 463 yards):
  • Hole 2 (Par 4, 447 yards):
  • Hole 3 (Par 3, 206 yards):
  • Hole 4 (Par 4, 470 yards):
  • Hole 5 (Par 4, 443 yards):
  • Hole 6 (Par 5, 633 yards):
  • Hole 7 (Par 3, 180 yards):
  • Hole 8 (Par 4, 500 yards):
  • Hole 9 (Par 5, 651 yards):
  • Hole 10 (Par 4, 493 yards):
  • Hole 11 (Par 3, 211 yards):
  • Hole 12 (Par 4, 445 yards):
  • Hole 13 (Par 5, 628 yards):
  • Hole 14 (Par 3, 286 yards):
  • Hole 15 (Par 5, 590 yards):
  • Hole 16 (Par 3, 223 yards):
  • Hole 17 (Par 5, 777 yards):
  • Hole 18 (Par 4, 354 yards):

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Aaron Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau results

  • Hole 1 (Par 4, 463 yards):
  • Hole 2 (Par 4, 447 yards):
  • Hole 3 (Par 3, 206 yards):
  • Hole 4 (Par 4, 470 yards):
  • Hole 5 (Par 4, 443 yards):
  • Hole 6 (Par 5, 633 yards):
  • Hole 7 (Par 3, 180 yards):
  • Hole 8 (Par 4, 500 yards):
  • Hole 9 (Par 5, 651 yards):
  • Hole 10 (Par 4, 493 yards):
  • Hole 11 (Par 3, 211 yards):
  • Hole 12 (Par 4, 445 yards):
  • Hole 13 (Par 5, 628 yards):
  • Hole 14 (Par 3, 286 yards):
  • Hole 15 (Par 5, 590 yards):
  • Hole 16 (Par 3, 223 yards):
  • Hole 17 (Par 5, 777 yards):
  • Hole 18 (Par 4, 354 yards):

What time is The Match golf contest today?

  • Start time: 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT

Live TV coverage of “The Match 4” will begin at 5 p.m. ET from The Reserve at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana. TNT’s broadcast plans include a pre-show before play begins, so expect Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson, Aaron Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau to tee off shortly thereafter.

How to watch The Match 2021

  • TV channels:  TNT, TBS and truTV
  • Live stream: TNT app

Three networks in the Turner Sports family will be simulcasting “The Match 4”: TNT, TBS and truTV. Coverage of the event will begin at 5 p.m. ET and will feature play-by-play host Brian Anderson, former “The Match” participant Charles Barkley and other notable analysts.


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