Versions 1 and 2 of The Match were two of the most intriguing golf competitions fans have ever seen, but things are about to get even more interesting in The Match 3.
Phil Mickelson is still partaking in the contest, but this time there won’t be any Tiger Woods. Instead, ol’ Lefty is teaming up with NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, who has one of the ugliest swings the sport has ever seen.
Mickelson and Barkley will go up against legendary Colts and Broncos QB Peyton Manning, who teamed up with Woods last time to beat Mickelson and Tom Brady. This time, Manning will be playing alongside Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from The Match: Champions for Change featuring Charles Barkley, Phil Mickelson, Stephen Curry and Peyton Manning. Follow for complete results from The Match 3.
The Match 3 live golf updates, highlights
(All times ET)
4:05 p.m. — Barkley comes up just short on the birdie putt, but Manning pulls the par putt wide, so Barkley and Mickelson take a third-straight hole. (Mickelson/Barkley up 2)
3:49 p.m. — Mickelson sinks another birdie and now he and Barkley have taken the lead. (Mickelson/Barkley up 1)
3:33 p.m. — Curry misses the birdie putt and Mickelson sinks his to tie it. (Even)
3:27 p.m. — Back-to-back fairways for Barkley and they’ll go with his tee shot this time. Mickelson sets up a potential two-putt birdie. Meanwhile, Manning’s drive and Curry’s second shot sets up a near eagle by Manning as the ball just skips over the hole.
3:20 p.m. — Barkley misses a par putt from about six feet away and Manning capitalizes with a par putt to take the early lead. (Manning/Curry up 1)
3:08 p.m. — The Match 3 is finally underway. Mickelson had by the best drive, but Barkley looked surprisingly smooth as he hits the fairway. It looks like Mickelson has been working with him leading up to today.
3:00 p.m. — It looks like Barkley has revamped his swing. Could Manning and Curry be in trouble?
Charles Barkley and Phil Mickelson results
- Hole 1 (Par 4): Mickelson Bogey (loss, down 1)
- Hole 2 (Par 5): Mickelson Birdie (win, even)
- Hole 3 (Par 4): Mickelson Birdie (win, up 1)
- Hole 4 (Par 4): Mickelson Even (win, up 2)
Peyton Manning and Stephen Curry results
- Hole 1 (Par 4): Manning Even (win, up 1)
- Hole 2 (Par 5): Manning Even (loss, even)
- Hole 3 (Par 4): Curry Even (loss, down 1)
- Hole 4 (Par 4): Curry Bogey (loss, down 2)
What time does The Match 3 start?
- Date: Nov. 27
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV channel: TNT
- Live stream: Watch TNT | B/R Live | B/R App
For those on the East Coast, you can tune into TNT at 3 p.m. ET and hopefully immediately see golf action. The Match 3 is taking place in Arizona at Stone Canyon Golf Club, so that works out to 1 p.m. local time for the competitors.
If you’re looking for the pre-match show, that’s viewable on TNT beginning at 2 p.m. ET. That might be worth a watch, too, because it’s supposed to feature Eli Manning and Michelle Wie.