Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers now have bragging rights on the golf course over Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen after winning Capital One’s The Match on Wednesday.
The 4 NFL quarterbacks played a 12-hole golf exhibition at Wynn Las Vegas, where Rodgers drained a putt on the ultimate hole to provide his team a 1-up win.
While it was entertaining to observe the quarterbacks compete on the course, it was also for an excellent cause, raising enough money to donate 10,258,000 meals for Feeding America.
The competitors took the event seriously but in addition began the trash talk early. Allen said he would play the round with a golf ball that had an image of a shirtless Brady taken on the 2000 NFL scouting mix.
Allen took some shots himself. When Brady hit a brief shot, he said he hit it chunky and “Josh Alleny.”
There have been quite just a few errant shots within the match, with no less than one spectator getting hit by a ball from Allen.
Allen told the commentators he gave the unfortunate fan a glove as a souvenir.
Brady and Rodgers got here out of the gates swinging, making birdie on the primary two holes to go 2 up early within the round. Mahomes and Allen eventually got here back, fueled by some clutch putts from Mahomes.
Mahomes had a two-putt birdie on No. 5 to bring the match square and made one other putt late within the round to provide his team the lead.
The trash talk subsided because the match got tighter and closer to the ultimate hole. The one chirping late within the event got here from match commentator Charles Barkley, who took shots at the entire quarterbacks, fellow commentator Trevor Immelman and even Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal.
Mahomes hit a shot on a par-3 to 7 feet, 6 inches from the opening, and match commentator Ernie Johnson said Mahomes hit it to concerning the length of O’Neal. Barkley took the chance to make a note about his NBA broadcast partner.
“That is the one benefit of doing golf, man, I haven’t got to be around that idiot,” Barkley said. “It’s more beautiful when Shaq’s not here. My life is way higher when he isn’t around.”
Barkley helped keep things light because the quarterbacks were talking less and fewer because it got closer to the ultimate hole. The match was all square going into the par-3 when Rodgers hit his tee shot on the green and sank his putt for the win. It was the primary win for Brady, who entered Wednesday 0-2 in these exhibition matches.