The only place you’ll see four of the last five NFL MVPs competing at the same time and same place this year is on a golf course.
This year’s version of Capital One’s The Match will feature a foursome of Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. The 12-hole exhibition will take place on June 1 (6:30 pm ET on TNT) at Wynn Las Vegas, the only golf course on the Las Vegas Strip.
It will be the old guard against the youngsters with Brady and Rodgers versus Mahomes and Allen, Turner Sports announced on Monday.
Brady and Rodgers played in The Match last year but as opponents. They were paired with PGA Tour stars Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau last July in Big Sky, Montana. Rodgers and DeChambeau won the match, with Rodgers clinching the victory by making a 12-foot putt on the 16th hole.
There have been five previous editions of Capital One’s The Match that have raised nearly $ 33 million for various charitable organizations, according to Turner Sports.
Rodgers, the two-time reigning NFL MVP, and Brady both decided this offseason to continue their NFL careers after contemplating retirement. Brady actually retired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then changed his mind, while Rodgers signed a three-year, $ 150 million contract to return to the Green Bay Packers.
Rodgers is listed as a 4.6 handicap by the Wisconsin State Golf Association, and Brady was reportedly an 8.1 handicap before last year’s match. Rodgers is also a regular participant in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament, and Mahomes took part in the event last summer.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen played in the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am in February as a 9.0 handicap.
Mahomes is reportedly a 7.7 handicap, according to Golf.com. Mahomes couldn’t help but take a playful jab at Brady and Rodgers when asked about the event on Monday.
“The reason we’re going to win is that we’re going to be able to play the course differently than old Tom and old Aaron over there,” Mahomes said. “They might get us on a couple of 3s and stuff like that but whenever we can really open it up and use the drivers… It’s going to be nice to be able to use our little wedges like they use their 6-irons . ”