Golf match 2022, predictions, odds: Watch Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers vs Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen

Four of the most famous players in the NFL will be trading in their playbooks for the Greens books Wednesday, as Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers aim to leverage their experience on the golf course against Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. The quartet has been in the spotlight before on the golf course over the years at various pro-celebrity events and charity outings, but it was never mixed with trash talk and NFL fireworks on Sunday.

The sixth edition of The Match is scheduled to take place later this week outside of Las Vegas at Wynn Golf Club. Since then, the show’s outing, first played by Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson in 2018, has taken on a new shape and evolved into a collegiate charity event.

The match has had many different forms over the years, including an 18-hole match between Woods and Peyton Manning against Mickelson and Brady. Other athletes involved in renditions later in the event include Charles Barkley, Stephen Curry and Rodgers.

This match is not the first to be shown at Wynn Golf Club. Bryson Deschamps and Brooks Koepka faced off last November in a one-on-one battle in which Koepka emerged victorious. In addition, this is the first edition that will not contain a single professional golfer.

Match 2022

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Date: Wednesday 1 June | time: 7 p.m. Eastern time
Site: Wayne Golf Club – Paradise, Nevada
Broadcasting: TNT


12 holes to play the match, alternate shot modified
Scoring by hole: win = 1 | Half = 0.5 | loss = 0


Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers: Brady has succeeded in just about everything in his life… except for this one. The seven-time Super Bowl champion will make his third appearance on The Match and remain winless. Brady has had many memorable moments in his previous two outings – from splitting his pants to spying in the middle of the aisle. The 44-year-old hasn’t shown his best yet, but he boasts about 8 handicaps. This is the higher end for the four players, but the swing is silky and the most experienced should count for something. Meanwhile, Rodgers stole the show in his first and only appearance on The Match, where the clutch was put on after the clutch shot while throwing punches at his teammate, Bryson DeChambeau. Rodgers has the lowest handicap of all competitors, coming in at around five. He has since competed in the American Century Championships and finished 24th ahead of Alfonso Ribeiro, a good golfer in his own right. Despite their battles on the field, he and Brady should have good chemistry and have the upper hand when it comes to what to expect in this format.

Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes: Being young and inexperienced might be enough to propel this duo to victory. Allen was last seen in the audience at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am when he joined forces with Keith Mitchell. Coincidentally, he was a late addition to the field after he and the Bills were knocked out of the playoffs on the AFC Tournament by Mahomes and Zeves. According to the USGA GHIN handicap system, he’s roughly 8 disabled – like Brady – and he shouldn’t have problems in front of the cameras. Mahomes may be the wild card of the bunch, which mirrors a bit his (and allen) play on the net. He competed in the American Century Championship and even won an event at Wynn Golf Club a few months ago along with his main target, Travis Kelce. He might have the most firepower in a bag, but it’s relatively unknown if he’s able to harness it the right way. He tied for 50th out of 87 players at Lake Tahoe last July, sandwiched between ESPN’s Joe Buck and LSU football coach Brian Kelly.

Picks and Possibilities

Odds courtesy of Sportsline: Brady / Rodgers -160 | Allen/Mahomes: +140

It’s an unsettling feeling to associate money with a charitable event, especially since the match has been somewhat unpredictable over the years. The underdog has won three times in the previous five games, and based on this history, the smartest option is to simply take the extra money side. As per their official handicaps, the duo are quite skillful, so the +140 price tag on Allen and Mahomes makes the right play despite their lack of experience in this format. picking Allen / Mahomes +140