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Aaron Rodgers, Bryson DeChambeau facing Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson in golf match sets off social media battle
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Aaron Rodgers, Bryson DeChambeau facing Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson in golf match sets off social media battle

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HELENA, Mont. — The next edition of The Match will feature PGA stars Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau along with NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.

The celebrity fundraising competition will be held at the Reserve golf course at Moonlight Basin in Montana on Tuesday, July 6 and will be televised on TNT starting at 4 p.m. CDT, Turner Sports announced Wednesday.

Players will have open mics and will be able to talk with other players and the commentators during the modified alternate shot match play event, which will raise money for Feeding America and other charities.

Mickelson, winner of this year's PGA Championship, will be paired with seven-time Super Bowl champion Brady to take on 2020 U.S. Open champion DeChambeau and Rodgers, a three-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion.

Mickelson won the inaugural edition of The Match against Tiger Woods in Las Vegas in 2018.

Mickelson and Brady lost the second event to Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning in May 2020. But in November, Mickelson and former NBA star Charles Barkley upset three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry and Manning, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August.

The Reserve at Moonlight Basin near Big Sky is a Jack Nicklaus-designed course sitting at an elevation of 7,500 feet (2,286 meters). It features a 777-yard (710-meter) par 5 hole.

Brady began rooting for Mickelson on Sunday when he chipped in from the bunker on the par-3 fifth hole during his PGA Championship win.

Mickelson responded by tweeting, "We have some unfinished business. Let's get another match and find a pair to give a beat down."

Brady wasted no time needling Rodgers about Tampa Bay's win over Green Bay in the NFC title game in January, in which the Packers opted for a field goal on fourth-and-goal while trailing by a touchdown.

Brady continued the attack on Rodgers and his partner, using a meme of Brooks Koepka's eye roll during an interview in the PGA Championship when DeChambeau walked by.

On Instagram and Twitter, Brady billed The Match as "two champions vs. a scientist and jeopardy host."

Since the championship game, Rodgers has indicated he wants to leave Green Bay and broke his silence on the issue Tuesday on ESPN.

Brady even saved a little ribbing for DeChambeau, who has become a controversial figure in golf after trying to murder every shot with maximum swing effort.

DeChambeau eventually chimed in, tweeting that he "can't wait to unleash the beast in Big Sky."

DeChambeau also posted a tweet featuring a meme that referenced Deflategate, "you will feel just as deflated as those balls were in the AFC Championship game."


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