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Mickelson's match-play wish list: Curry, MJ, Romo

Field Level Media
28 May 2020, 04:55 GMT+10

Losing by one hole in Sunday's made-for-television match-play event has only increased Phil Mickelson's desire to participate again, and he revealed a list of other high-profile competitors who could take part.

Teaming with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, Mickelson could not will his team to a victory against Tiger Woods and former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. The Woods-Manning duo won the match 1-up.

Mickelson told the Los Angeles Times, for a story published Wednesday, that he could see current and former athletes like Stephen Curry, Patrick Mahomes, Michael Jordan and Tony Romo providing a high level of entertainment and competitive golf for another version of "The Match."

"(They) are all good golfers, elite talents and have great personalities," Mickelson told the newspaper. "Those personalities are going to come out with this event. Or you could have someone who loves the game and is competitive but is really entertaining like Larry David and Bill Murray. I think that could shine."

Sunday's event, which took place at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla., averaged 5.8 million viewers and was the most-watched golf event in cable television history. The telecast peaked at 6.3 million viewers. It raised $20 million for coronavirus relief efforts.

Woods and Mickelson originally agreed to participate in three match-play events. Sunday's was the second after the pair faced off in November 2018, with Mickelson winning. That event was a one-on-one match.

"It's about finding the right mix of those competitors and I don't think we could get two better guys than who we had in Peyton and Tom," Mickelson said. "Going forward that will be the challenge. How do we improve on that?"

--Field Level Media

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