After winning Capital One’s The Match on Wednesday, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers can now beat Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen on the golf course.
An exhibition golf tournament pitting four NFL quarterbacks against each other ended in a 1-up victory for Rodgers’ team at Wynn Las Vegas. They took the competition seriously but also began trash-talking early on in the competition.
As per reports, during the 2000 NFL scouting combine, Tom Brady was photographed shirtless on the golf ball Allen planned to use during the round. In addition, Allen fired some shots of his own. When Brady made a short shot, he referred to it as “Josh Alleny” because it was chunky. At least one spectator was struck by a ball from Allen during the match, which was riddled with errors.
Early on in the round, Brady and Rodgers were 2 up after making birdies on the first two holes. Mahomes’ clutch putts helped Mahomes and Allen reclaim the lead. A two-putt par on No. 5 by Mahomes tied the match, and he added a third late in the round to put his team in front. Eventually, as the match drew closer to its conclusion, the slurs died down.
Even Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t stop Barkley from taking a few jabs at the quarterbacks, fellow commentator Trevor Immelman, and even Barkley himself. Ernie Johnson, the match commentator, said that Mahomes hit a shot on a par-3 to 7 feet, 6 inches from the hole, which was about the length of O’Neal. When Barkley had the chance to comment on his NBA broadcast partner, he did so.
That’s the only benefit of playing golf, man: I don’t have to deal with that scumbag. “In order to maintain a sense of humor, Barkley helped keep the conversation going as the quarterbacks dwindled toward the end.
On the par-three hole, Rodgers hit his tee shot on the green and sank his putt to secure the victory. Brady, who came into Wednesday 0-2 in exhibition matches, earned his first victory.