For the second consecutive week, the world’s top golfers will take the tee in South Florida to raise money for coronavirus relief. This time, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will join NFL stars Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in “The Match: Champions for Charity” at Medalist Golf Club on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. Woods and Manning will battle Mickelson and Brady in a fourball format on the first nine holes and then play alternate shots on the second nine.
All told, a whopping $10 million will go toward coronavirus relief efforts. While Mickelson won in 22 holes against Woods in 2018, Woods and Manning are -185 money line favorites (risk $185 to win $100) in the current Woods vs. Mickelson odds. Mickelson and Brady are the underdogs, going off at +165 (risk $100 to win $165) at William Hill. Along with the main match play, plenty of Tiger vs. Phil prop bets are available. Before you lock in your own plays, be sure to see the top Tiger vs. Phil picks and predictions from SportsLine’s proven golf expert, Mike McClure.
McClure built SportsLine’s renowned golf prediction model, which has nailed two of the last three majors entering the weekend. The model predicted Gary Woodland’s first career major championship at the U.S. Open even though he wasn’t the favorite entering the weekend. The model also called Brooks Koepka’s historic victory at the 2019 PGA Championship, predicting he’d hold his lead in the home stretch.
In all, McClure’s advanced computer model has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend. And already this season, the model called Justin Thomas winning the CJ Cup, Rory McIlroy taking down the WGC-HSBC Champions and Viktor Hovland earning his first career PGA Tour victory at the Puerto Rico Open. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, with sportsbooks taking bets on Tiger vs. Phil 2, McClure has scoured the odds, revealed his top prop bets, and picked a winner. You can only see who to bet, and which props are a must-back, at SportsLine.
Top Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning vs. Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady predictions
One of the top prop bets McClure recommends: Back Mickelson and Brady to make the most birdies (-115). Mickelson’s signature has always been his creative shot-making, while Woods is known more for his course management. In this match-play format, where stroke-play score itself isn’t a factor, Mickelson’s aggressive style is likely to lend itself to more birdie chances.
Mickelson, who has won 44 times on the PGA Tour, didn’t finish outside the top 20 in birdie average from 2010 to 2018. And because Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ new quarterback, carries a higher USGA index than Manning (8.2 to 6.4), there could be more net birdie chances as well. Mickelson’s legendary short-game touch will be on full display in Tiger vs. Phil II.
How to make Woods, Manning vs. Mickelson, Brady picks
McClure is also high on a prop bet that almost lets you triple your money. Plus, he’s locked in his pick for which team will come out on top. You can get every pick right here.
So who wins Phil vs. Tiger 2? And which prop should you hammer for a handsome payout? Visit SportsLine now to see who you can bank on to win The Match: Champions for Charity, and see the top prop bets you should jump on, all from the expert that’s nailed six golf majors, and find out.
CBS Sports Staff
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