Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes fall in The Match VI to Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady
LAS VEGAS, NV (WHEC) — Buffalo Bills star Josh Allen was one one of four NFL quarterbacks competing in The Match 2022.
What started as a Thanksgiving special between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in 2018 has now turned into a yearly event, pitting some of the top athletes – regardless of sport – in a golf match.
This year’s The Match VI finished when Aaron Rodgers sunk a makable yet testy putt on the 12th hole to give his team the win.
Past The Match results:
|Nov. 23, 2018||The Match: Tiger vs. Phil||Shadow Creek Golf Course (North Las Vegas, Nevada)||22 holes||Phil Mickelson||Tiger Woods|
|May 24, 2020||The Match: Champions for Charity||Medalist Golf Club (Hobe Sound, Florida)||1 up||Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning||Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady|
|Nov. 27, 2020||The Match: Champions for Change||Stone Canyon Golf Club (Oro Valley, Arizona)||4 and 3||Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley||Peyton Manning and Steph Curry|
|July 6, 2021||The Match IV||The Reserve at Moonlight Basin (Big Sky, Montana)||3 and 2||Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers||Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady|
|Nov. 26, 2021||Bryson vs. Brooks||Wynn Golf Club (Paradise, NV)||5 and 3||Brooks Koepka||Bryson DeChambeau|
|June 1, 2022||The Match VI||Wynn Golf Club (Paradise, NV)||1 up||Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady||Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes|
The Match VI format:
This year’s competition was played in a ‘Shamble’ format.
In a Shamble, each golfer tees off and the best shot is selected. From there on until completion of the hole, each team will play their own ball until holing out. The best score from each hole is taken.
In addition, it was a 12 hole contest. Winning a hole earned a team one point and a tie means they halve the hole, with 0.5 point given to each team. No points were awarded if a team lost a hole outright. At the end of the 12 holes a winner was determined by the team with the most hole wins. Rodgers and Brady won on the very last regulation hole.
What is each player’s handicap? (According to golf.com)
- Aaron Rodgers – 4.6 handicap
- Patrick Mahomes – 7.7 handicap
- Tom Brady – 8.0 handicap
- Josh Allen – 9.0 handicap
Pre-Match Betting odds:
- Brady/Rodgers: -160
- Allen/Mahomes: +140