Aaron Rodgers stepped up to the final hole of The Match at Wynn Las Vegas and knocked his tee shot to about 15 feet. He then calmly drained the birdie to lead he and partner Tom Brady to a 1-up win over Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen.
It was just another clutch comeback by Brady and Rodgers, two quarterbacks used to pressure situations.
After taking an early lead, the “youngsters” surged ahead before the “veterans” came back for the win in front of about 1,500 spectators onsite and a national TV audience on Turner.
On the 10th hole, Brady made birdie to tie the Match.
Throughout the 12 holes on the Tom Fazio-designed Wynn course in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Brady and Rodgers contributed to the team effort, but the Bills’ Allen wasn’t up to par. Mahomes did most of the heavy lifting for his team.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 2, 2022
It was the third time in six renditions that The Match was played in Las Vegas. The inaugural event was played between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at Shadow Creek in 2018, while the most recent Match was played between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau in 2021, also at The Wynn.
The Match might have also set a record for most “FOREs” ever yelled in a competition. Continually crooked shots made the gallery dance to avoid being hit, causing announcer Charles Barkely to declare, “these folks need to stand in the middle of the fairway where it is safe.”
Wynn Golf Club is a 6,722-yard, par-70 championship length golf course and is considered one of the best courses in Las Vegas. Located on the site of the legendary Desert Inn Golf Club, the golf course, 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.
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