The sixth episode of The Match is back and everyone’s favorite celebrity golf tournament now features no professional golfers for the first time. That’s right, instead of a Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods, we get two pairs of superstar NFL quarterbacks as Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers team up to take on Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. Golf’s Match VI odds have the older fellas as the favorites.
The Match VI Info
- Pairings: Tom Brady & Aaron Rodgers vs Patrick Mahomes & Josh Allen
- Location: Wynn Golf Club, Las Vegas
- Day/Time: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. ET
- Broadcast: TNT
Introducing The Match VI Golfers…
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are looking good on the odds to humble their younger counterparts in this super celebrity golf tournament. Both Brady and Rodgers have experience playing in the Match and in the Wynn Golf Club, which is where they golfed in last year’s The Match (which Rodgers won with Bryson DeChambeau).
The experience and familiarity with the course are just some of the advantages Brady and Rodgers have. The latter is the best golfer of the quartet. To go with his four MVPs, Rodgers has a 4.6 handicap via the Wisconsin State Golf Association, which is better than the three. Brady is third with a handicap of 8.1 prior to his first appearance in the Match.
Folks will have to bet $200 to win $100 on the Brady/Rodgers pairing but at a lower price of -155, they can bet on them to win the first hole and lead Mahomes/Allen.
As for the younger tandem, Mahomes is the second-best golfer here with a handicap of 7.7. That means he’s better than Brady but quite a ways back from Rodgers. As for his partner, Allen, he is the worst of the group with a 9.0 handicap hence why bettors can win $150 for every $100 bet on the tandem.
The Match VI’s Format
Folks who like to bed on bad golf would know that this celebrity golf tournament takes place in the Desert Inn Golf Club on the Las Vegas Strip. This is where the Brooks Koepka-Bryson DeChambeau grudge match took place for The Match V. The course is a par-70 Championship-length course designed by Tom Fazio. It plays just over 6,700 yards from the back tees and is filled with a lot of hazards. But the format should be quite different.
While the single-day event also features match play, there are only 12 holes and not the traditional 18. The pair with the lowest number of combined strokes wins the hole after playing an alternate-shot style – they will take turns hitting the same ball. Whoever does not hit the best tee shot will take the next shot on the course.
The Match VI Betting Trends
The underdog has won The Match in three of the last five editions. Phil Mickelson won twice in 2018 and in 2020 partnered with Charles Barkley, and Brooks Koepka won in the last edition.
Tom Brady has lost both of his appearances in The Match, both with Mickelson. He was an underdog in both attempts.
This is the first Match not featuring any professional golfers. Peyton Manning and Stephen Curry formed the first and only non-pro-golfer tandem in 2020. They lost to Mickelson and Barkley as favorites.Follow us on Twitter