The countdown begins 2022 NFL season (we’re only 99 days away), but today four of the league’s biggest stars – including Aaron Rodgers — will be on the golf course for The gamethe popular celebrity event now in its sixth iteration.
But this event will be different from the others. It will be the first time that all participants will be non-professional golfers, as Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen join Rodgers.
Here’s what you need to know about the event, including how to watch it.
What time is The Match?
Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday, June 1.
How can I watch The Match on TV?
TNT will broadcast the event.
The simulcasts will also air on truTV and HLN.
How can I watch The Match live?
If you have a cable subscription, you can stream the event via TNTdrama.com and the TNT application.
You can watch DTT on Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM and YouTube TV.
Has Rodgers ever appeared on The Match?
Yes, this is the second time Rodgers has been part of The Match. He and teammate Bryson DeChambeau beat Phil Mickelson and Brady, 3-and-2, after Rodgers’ birdie on the 16th hole.
Brady, who is taking part in the event for the third time, is aiming for his first victory. He teamed with Mickelson both times.
This is the first time Mahomes and Allen have taken part in the made-for-television event.
Last year’s event, which was played on July 6, was also a must-see on whether Rodgers would give any insight into his future with the Packers. At that time, it was still a mystery if Rodgers would return to the team in 2021. Of course, he would report to training camp a few weeks later, express one’s frustrations and continued to win the league MVP award for the fourth time.
Who are the teams in The Match?
Rodgers teams up with Brady (Buccaneers) to take on young stars Mahomes (Chiefs) and Allen (Bills).
What is The Match format and score?
It will be played as a 12-hole shamble. Each team selects their players’ best practice, and then they each play from that position the rest of the way. Both teams take the lowest score among teammates.
The team with the lowest score gets one point, the teams each get 0.5 points for a tie and zero points for a loss.
What is Aaron Rodgers’ disability?
According to the Wisconsin Golf AssociationRodgers’ handicap is 4.6, the best of the group.
Rodgers regularly plays in celebrity golf tournaments, including this year at the Phoenix Pro-Am shortly after the season. He will likely be at the Century American Golf Championship later this summer in South Lake Tahoe. This year’s event runs from July 6-10.
What are the disabilities of Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen?
All are just under 10 years old, Brady is said to be 8, Mahomes 7.7 and Allen 9, according to Golf.com.
Where is The Match played?
At the Wynn Golf Club in Paradise, Nevada. The 6,722-yard, par-70 championship course sits just off the Las Vegas Strip.
Last year the event was held at the scenic Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana, a Jack Nicklaus course.
What are the odds for The Match?
Rodgers and Brady are betting favorites.
Going into the event, the Packers and Buccaneers quarterbacks have -180 to win, according to Tipico Sports. This means that if you bet $180, you win $100. Mahomes and Allen are +130, which means a $100 bet wins you $130.
JJ Watt is involved in The Match. What is he doing?
Watt, the Pewaukee native and Arizona Cardinals defensive end who logs in fairly regularly this offseason as well, will be on the show.
Prior to the event, Watt will host an interactive press conference with all four players.
It will be broadcast on Launderer’s report at 4:45 p.m., he will answer questions from fans. Watt will remain on the broadcast during the event.
Who are the other broadcasters of The Match?
Since the event is broadcast on TNT, the team of announcers comes from this family of networks. Joining Watt will be “Inside the NBA” host Ernie Johnson as well as one of his co-stars, NBA legend Charles Barkley.
Joining the group are Masters champion and CBS Sports Golf team announcer Trevor Immelman and CBS golf journalist Amanda Renner.
The mics will be on all players and if past years and social media banter are any indication, we’ll have some fun commentary between all parties.
What else should I expect from the event?
It doesn’t matter who wins between the players, the big winners are the charities. The event has raised millions for charities over the years, including meals for the main beneficiary Feed America.