Capital Ones The Match: Bryson vs Brooks is going to be underway in just a couple of days and the anticipation is soaring sky high. Wynn Golf Club, Las Vegas will host the fifth edition of this exciting series between the two golfers. Moreover, their freshly renewed feud has taken the anticipation up by several notches. Expressing their thoughts on the same were Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady.
May 27, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Phil Mickelson on the 14th tee during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
Mickelson and Brady are executive producers for the event. Mickelson has played in all four iterations of The Match and is very well versed in the workings of one. Moreover, Mickelson and Brady have teed it up together twice on the platform, unfortunately, losing both times.
Recently, the pair appeared on the Inside the NBA studio show for a preview of the event. Let’s take a look at what they discussed.
‘Brilliant’- Phil Mickelson recalls Brady’s iconic shot on The Match
The host asks Brady what he’s doing as an executive producer and what are the job description and responsibilities that it entails. Brady, however, goes a little off-topic and says, “The best part is that I’m not playing! Phil’s an amazing partner and I’ve not necessarily brought my game over the last couple of matches. And I feel like the best aspect of me being involved in this match is being behind the scenes.”
“You’re talking about the guy that hit the most memorable shot in the history of The Match”
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) November 24, 2021
When the host tells him that that’s not what he wanted to hear, Mickelson says, “First of all, you’re talking about the guy who hit the most memorable shot in the history of the match. Holing out, telling Barkley to shove it, so you’ve got one of the most beautiful moments of the match. And now we’re bringing him behind the scenes!”
He goes on to explain their duties and says that their aim is to create a fun and interesting environment for the viewers. Moreover, he confesses that their aim is to set up the course in a way they can have some ‘potential great shots’.
Referring to the first match with him and Tiger Woods, he said, “It gets pretty intense in the end. We clam up, we don’t talk too much. So, we’ve got to get somebody out there to ask questions and get them talking and get them interacting. Because, that’s what’s fun about it… You get to see a side of them that you don’t normally get to see!”
Talking? Lefty is definitely the man! Meanwhile, you can watch their full discussion here.