It started in Las Vegas with Tiger vs. Phil in xxxx and now The Match will be played for the fourth time in the City That Glitters when teammates Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes duel Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson at Wynn Las Vegas on June 29. It will be Lombardi Trophies vs. O’Brien Trophies in Vegas.
It is the First-Ever NFL vs. NBA Superstar Showdown with Teammates from Two-Time Super Bowl Winning Kansas City Chiefs (Kelce, Mahomes) and Four-Time NBA Champion Golden State Warriors (Curry, Thompson).
This is the third time The Match will be at Wynn as the first rendition of Woods and Mickelson was played at Shadow Creek. Mickelson defeated Woods in a playoff under the lights.
Brooks Koepka defeated Bryson DeChambeau 4 and 3 in 2021. In 2022, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers edged Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen.
This will mark the eighth iteration of The Match, produced by Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, and the first to feature NFL and NBA duos going head-to-head.
Curry debuted at The Match in 2020, teaming with Peyton Manning against Charles Barkley and Phil Mickelson. Curry/Manning fell, 4 and 3. The event was not played in Las Vegas.
Kelce and Thompson will each be making their Match debut.
Curry and Thompson have led the Warriors to four NBA titles, most recently in 2022. Curry has competed twice on the Korn Ferry Tour, at the 2017 and 2018 Ellie Mae Classic outside San Francisco, highlighted by an opening-round 71 in 2018. He also donated $25,000 to support Harrington’s wife Jenn in her cancer battle.
To date, Capital One’s The Match has raised more than $35 million for various organizations and has donated more than 27 million meals to Feeding America.