Woods And Mickelson Add Manning And Brady To TV Golf Showdown

Turner Sports says quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will join them for a two-on-two match sometime in May. Missing from the announcement were such details as when and where the match would be played, except that tournament organizers would work with government and health officials to meet safety and health standards.

Woods And Mickelson Add Manning And Brady To TV Golf Showdown

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are ready for a made-for-TV rematch at a time when fans are craving live action.

And this time, they’ll have company.

 

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 23: Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods speak to the media after Mickelson defeated Woods in The Match: Tiger vs Phil at Shadow Creek Golf Course on November 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for The Match)

 

 

Turner Sports says quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will join them for a two-on-two match sometime in May. Missing from the announcement were such details as when and where the match would be played, except that tournament organizers would work with government and health officials to meet safety and health standards.

Turner said all donations and fundraising from “The Match: Champions for Charity” would benefit relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will be televised on TNT, with social and digital content leading up and during the event available through Bleacher Report and House of Highlights.

 

 

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 24: Quarterbacks Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots shake hands following the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 

“It’s on now,” Mickelson tweeted Wednesday afternoon responding to Bleacher Report.

He added that he would be paired with Brady, saying:

“After feeling the sting of defeat the first time around, Looks like @TigerWoods is bringing a ringer to The Match (#PeytonManning). I’m bringing a GOAT. @TomBrady — Ready to hit bombs?”

The first match over Thanksgiving weekend in November 2018 was supposed to be pay-per-view, except that technical difficulties allowed everyone to watch.

It lacked some of wild bets both players had teased, and the trash talking was forced at times. Mickelson ended up winning the $9 million winner-take-all purse in a wedge contest under the lights when the matched ended in a tie.

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS – NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts greets Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots after the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 15, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won the game 35-34. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

 

 

Live golf was last seen on television March 12, the first round of The Players Championship as developments with the new coronavirus accelerated at such a rate that sports began shutting down.

The PGA Tour first decided not to have fans at the TPC Sawgrass, then canceled its premier event, and then began canceling or postponing all tournaments across each of its tours.

Woods was not at The Players. The defending Masters champion has not played since he finished last in his Genesis Invitational at Riviera on Feb. 16. Saying his back did not feel ready, Woods chose not to play the Mexico Championship, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship.

 

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 23: Phil Mickelson (L) and Tiger Woods attend The Match: Tiger vs Phil VIP after party at Topgolf Las Vegas on November 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for The Match)

 

 

Woods and Manning have played together in pro-ams on the PGA Tour.

The Palm Beach Post has reported that Brady, who recently signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has joined fabled Seminole Golf Club in south Florida.

 

 

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Coronavirus Update: Santa Clara County Supervisor Says Coroner Has Been Undercounting Virus Deaths

Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese says the coroner's office new the number of deaths in the county was trending up in March, but didn't say anything.

Coronavirus Update: Santa Clara County Supervisor Says Coroner Has Been Undercounting Virus Deaths

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese says the coroner’s office new the number of deaths in the county was trending up in March, but didn’t say anything.

He believes if the supervisors would have known, it could have changed the way the county responded to the pandemic.

“It would have sent a stronger message to the public just how serious this is,” Cortese said.

Cortese claims the medical examiner’s office knew the number deaths in the county were up almost 25 percent this March versus March of last year, but never made the information public.

Currently, Santa Clara County is the hardest hit of all regions in the San Francisco Bay Area. There have been 1,962 confirmed coronavirus cases during the outbreak. There have been 94 deaths in the county and currently there were 191 couunty residents hospitalized with 72 of those being in the ICU.

“We should be aware and we should be given this information real time, not 5 or 6 or 7 weeks after they see a trend,” the supervisor said.

“That’s not necessarily a trend. That’s just an observation,” Santa Clara County Executive Dr. Jeff Smith said.

According to Smith, less than half of the increase in deaths were actually due to COVID-19, and releasing the data could have given the public the wrong impression.

“The coroner’s office has a responsibility to make sure that what they’re reporting is accurate and has substantial science behind it,” says Dr. Smith.

“If you’ve got the information, you’ve got to share it. This is a matter of major public concern. Whether or not those were directly related to the pandemic, we can keep working that out,” Cortese countered.

The back and forth comes on the same day the County’s Public Health officer Dr. Sara Cody and Gov. Gavin Newsom praised the coroner’s office for finding the February COVID deaths.

The people who died had flu-like symptoms, but didn’t have the flu. The medical examiner’s office kept investigating and eventually sent samples to the CDC for testing.

“I just want to take a moment and really highlight and applaud the work of the medical examiner,” Cody said.

“We are very pleased with the work that was done in Santa Clara County to make public that information,” said Newsom.

After the Santa Clara County discovery made public today, Newsom has now asked every coroner’s office in the state to go through death records going dating back to December of last year and test any cases they think could be connected to COVID 19.

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