Following Sunday’s highly successful and interesting second instalment of The Match: Champions for Charity, Phil Mickelson is eyeing renowned NBA stars Steph Curry and Michael Jordan for the next edition.
Sunday’s clash at the Medalist Golf Club featured popular NFL figures Peyton Manning and Tom Brady and was won by Manning, who partnered 15-time Major champion Tiger Woods.
And, given the popularity of the occasion and significant funds it raised in aid of the battle against Covid-19, Mickelson wants the third instalment to be even bigger and better.
Names like Curry and Jordan will certainly add to the drama and excitement, with Mickelson open to involve any celebrity who loves the game of golf.
‘I think you could showcase guys like Steph Curry and Michael Jordan or Tony Romo and Patrick Mahomes, who are all good golfers, elite talents and have great personalities,’ Mickelson told the Los Angeles Times.
‘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.’
Golden State Warriors stalwart Curry has proven time and time again that he is a handy golfer and spends a lot of his downtime on the course. He also signed a deal with Callaway during the time of the very first The Match between Mickelson and Woods back in 2018.