Capital One’s The Match began in Vegas with Tiger vs. Phil in 2018, and is scheduled to return to Vegas again as NFR quarterback icons Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will play against Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen June 1. The Wynn Las Vegas is once again set to host, just as it did in 2021 with the playing of Brooks Koepka vs. Bryson DeChambeau. –By Brian Hurlburt, Las Vegas Golf Insider.
This is the first Match to not a feature a PGA Tour player and those with insight into the creation of the series said they are always looking to “create buzz” with participants and formats that get people talking. Plus, each of the quarterbacks were available to play this summer and each receives massive attention from the media and the public. And each has a unique story.
According to promoters, the “live coverage of the match play event from the Wynn Las Vegas golf course will once again feature unprecedented access with players having open mics throughout the entire competition, including the capability to communicate directly with their competitors and the broadcast commentators. More information on the live production, including the commentator team, and additional details will be shared leading up to the event.”
TNT will exclusively televise the 12-hole event with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. The official format for the 12-hole event is still to be determined for the amateurs. Also, plans are in the works for more access to the event for fans than was possible during Koepka vs. DeChambeau in 2021.
Located on the site of the legendary Desert Inn Golf Club, the Wynn layout, designed by Tom Fazio and recently updated by his son, Logan, offers elevation changes and uncharacteristic water hazards on 12 of the Las Vegas course’s 18 picturesque holes. The golf amenities at Wynn Las Vegas, a Forbes Travel Guide five-star luxury hotel, are regarded as second to none.
Brady and Rodgers are previous Match participants while Mahomes and Allen will play for the first time.
The competition will feature both previous Capital One’s The Match participants paired together – seven-time Super Bowl Champion and three-time NFL MVP Brady teamed with four-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl XLV MVP Rodgers. Rodgers is coming off a win last summer alongside Bryson Dechambeau, while Brady seeks to get redemption in his third appearance in Capital One’s The Match.
Super Bowl LIV MVP and 2018 NFL MVP Mahomes will be joined by fellow AFC signal caller and 2020 Pro Bowler Allen. Together the four elite gridiron stars have amassed an astounding 30 Pro Bowl, 86 NFL Playoff appearances and nine Super Bowl titles.