Tiger vs. Phil Match II Prop Bets: Our Staff’s Favorite Picks for Sunday’s Match
Sam Greenwood, Getty Images. Pictured: Peyton Manning
- Despite the weather, the Match II featuring Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning vs. Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady is still on for 3 p.m. ET.
- Tiger and Peyton have seen their odds move early Sunday afternoon, jumping from -180 at FanDuel to currently -205.
- There are also a variety of prop bets for today's match, including whether players will birdie holes, who will have the longest drive and more. Our staff gives their favorites below.
Tiger-Phil II Odds & Picks: Tiger Woods & Peyton Manning vs. Phil Mickelson & Tom Brady
|Online Sportsbook||Tiger & Peyton Odds||Phil & Brady Odds|
|PointsBet**||-182 (BET NOW)||+155 (BET NOW)|
|DraftKings||-195 (BET NOW)||+165 (BET NOW)|
|FanDuel||-205 (BET NOW)||+164 (BET NOW)|
|BetMGM||-182 (BET NOW)||+165 (BET NOW)|
|Parx||-195 (BET NOW)||+165 (BET NOW)|
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Sunday’s Champions for Charity: The Match II featuring Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning vs. Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady feels a little bit like the Super Bowl of the current sports dystopia we’re living in.
Sportsbooks are certainly treating it that way, as bookmakers have been busy over the past week posting a huge menu of prop bets for Sunday’s rematch between Tiger and Phil.
Here are our favorites:
The Bet: Will the Match go to a playoff? Yes (+400)
I absolutely love at such a big number. In each of the previous two matches – Tiger/Phil in Nov. of 2018 and the TaylorMade Driving Relief skins game last week – extra holes were needed to decide the result. It wouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone if this match ends up the same way – and at 4/1, this feels like a solid plus-money play.
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The Bet: Peyton to hit the fairway on No. 1 (-137)
In general, I’ll be looking for some props to back Peyton over Brady. The latter himself admitted his golf game isn’t great right now, and while he could be hustling us, I could see it being true. He’s had to move and get ready for a new NFL season with a brand new team.
But for this one I’ll take just Peyton to hit the fairway on Hole 1. It looks like this isn’t a driver hole, and from all reports I’ve found, Peyton is apparently a pretty consistent player with a slight draw to his shots. I wouldn’t be surprised if out of the gate he went conservative with a long iron, so I think this prop — which is close to even money most books — offers some value.
The Bet:Tiger Woods to Birdie Hole 1 +350 / Phil Mickelson to Birdie Hole 1 +350
The opening hole at Medalist is a short Par 4 that should only require a 3-wood or driving iron off the tee, increasing the chances of a fairway in regulation for Woods or Mickelson.
Both should have no more than a 9-iron or wedge hitting into the Green, which increases their chances of getting it close and wanting to put pressure on the other team early. PGA TOUR professional, Jaime Lovemark, broke down every hole at Medalist Golf Club, a course he’s played about 15 times and mentions this is a straightaway hole with a relatively flat putting surface.
Greenlight for both pros.
The Bet: Tom Brady (+100) Longest Drive vs. Peyton Manning on Hole 3
When scouting both Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as golfers, it looks like the consensus is Brady should have more distance off the tee over Manning. Both Woods and Luke Donald mention Manning’s past neck injury/fusion as something that could hold him back with length off the tee.
Former NFL player and teammate of both QB’s, Wes Welker, mentioned Brady likes to wager on the course while Peyton wants to play golf with nothing at stake; I’m sure there’s going to be some wagering between the teams when we get to the first par-5. He also says Brady’s game gets a lot better as the day progresses, which could start on Hole No. 3 after a solid drive.
The Bet: Either team to hole a shot from off the Green: +240
Both Woods and Mickelson are some of the best short-game players on TOUR, so this could hit early, especially with all four golfers being part of this prop. Where this has an even better chance of hitting is on the back with the modified alternate shot; Brady and Manning will most likely be missing some greens in regulation when nerves should be high.
With a good number and many ways this prop could hit, this is one of my favorites coming into Sunday.