Last Updated on November 25, 2020
- The Match III will take place on Friday, Nov. 27, with Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley taking on Steph Curry and Peyton Manning.
- Proceeds will go towards Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
- Let’s take a look at the odds for this entertaining charity event.
The Match III is just around the corner and will be occurring this Friday, Nov. 27 — the perfect post-Thanksgiving, day-off-from-work event to watch while laying on your couch.
For the first time, an edition of The Match will not feature the legendary Tiger Woods. The inaugural event was held in November 2018 between Woods and Phil Mickelson, with the latter emerging victorious. The second edition — The Match: Champions for Charity — was played this past May and featured Woods and Peyton Manning going up against Mickelson and Tom Brady. Woods and Manning eventually won the event by a single hole.
This time around, however, the event will feature Mickelson paired up with NBA legend Charles Barkley and Manning paired up with two-time NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry.
And what are the betting odds for The Match III, you ask?
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Curry and Manning are favored despite the fact that the other team actually possesses a legitimate, established professional golfer and five-time major championship winner.
Odds To Win “The Match 3”
|Steph Curry & Peyton Manning||-175|
|Phil Mickelson & Charles Barkley||+138|
Since oddsmakers truly believe Curry and Manning will come away with the victory, you have to think just how bad Barkley is at the sport of golf. After all, his swing is, well, something else…to say the least.
Mickelson just wrapped up his performance at the 2020 Masters Tournament, which wasn’t all too pleasing. The veteran golfer tied for 55th and shot three-over-par for the event.
Curry is definitely the superior golfer in comparison to Barkley. In 2018, he took part in two rounds at the Korn Ferry Tour and notched five birdies with an average of 78.5 strokes per round. The year prior, he participated in another two rounds at the Korn Ferry Tour and averaged 74 strokes per round with five total birdies.
Manning is a decent golfer as well, which is why he and Curry should make for an interesting tag team. Prior to The Match II, Kevin Cunningham of golf.com wrote that Peyton “currently holds a handicap index of 6.4. That’s better than most recreational golfers, and it suggests he is fully capable of breaking 80, though he doesn’t necessarily do it all the time.”