In a celebrity golf match featuring Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady has shown that he is definitely not the MVP of everything. For much of the opening six holes of Capital One’s COVID-19 relief fundraiser The Match, Brady appeared to be struggling to grasp the concept of the game, however, when baited by NBA great Charles Barkley, the six-time Superbowl Champion responded.
Barkley had apparently hit Brady with some trash talk after watching him fail to get things on-track. “Hey, Tom, how many shots you want? Come on, man, I’m gonna give you some shots,” he said. However, at the jest of the big man, Brady locked in, much like that infamous 25-point comeback win in Superbowl LI. Cometh the moment, cometh the man.
On the Hole 7 fairway, Brady nailed one of the wildest shots ever seen in charity golf, holing out for a birdie from 100 yards away. After hitting the shot, he immediately turned to Barkley and said “Shut your mouth, Chuck. Take a little of that medicine.”
Joining Brady for The Match were golf icons Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, along with NFL legend Peyton Manning. The two-on-two competition has been launched to help generate some funds for the COVID-19 relief and is currently being broadcast on TNT, TBS, truTV, HLN and CNN International for those outside the US.
While Brady’s Hole 7 heroics will be replayed for decades to come, it wasn’t the only highlight that is sure to hit the news. In all the excitement, Brady also managed to split his pants, prompting him to head back to the locker room for an additional pair. Maybe Barkley had the last laugh after all.