Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? Who Is the Better Golfer According to Their Handicaps?

Published 11/18/2022, 11:00 AM EST
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 24: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speak after the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The love of playing golf goes beyond the fences of professional golfers. Over the years, several stars from different sports domains have taken the golf club to display their golf skills at amateur events. This includes two of the greatest footballers of this generation, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Albeit, they are one of the best quarterbacks of all time, how good is their golf handicap?

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In the past years, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have competed in several editions of ‘The Match’. The fans have admired their golf talents and appreciated their growth in the game. But with that being said, how great are the quarterbacks with a club in the hand?

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Tom Brady and Peyton Manning’s Golf Handicap

Though Brady has several wins to his name against the elder Manning brother while competing in NFL, he has yet to win against Peyton in a game of golf. Both men came face to face during the second edition of ‘The Match’.

INDIANAPOLIS – NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts greets Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots after the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 15, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won the game 35-34. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning was teamed up with 15-time Major winner Tiger Woods, while Phil Mickelson allied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback. Tiger and Peyton’s team held the upper hand in the competition as they defeated the team of Brady and Mickelson by the score of 1 up.

The result of their match-play competition sums up the comparison of their golf handicap. Tom Brady’s golf handicap was rated at 8.1 in 2021, while Peyton held a golf handicap of 6.4. After his win against Brady in the second edition of ‘The Match’, Manning lost in the next version of the golf event.

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He lost against the team of Charles Barkley and Phil Mickelson while teaming up with NBA star, Steph Curry. Meanwhile, Brady ended his on-course win drought, as he finally claimed his first win in the sport.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 01:Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers stand at the tee box during Capital One’s The Match VI – Brady & Rodgers v Allen & Mahomes at Wynn Golf Club on June 01, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images for The Match)

Earlier this year, Brady and his NFL frenemy, Aaron Rodgers, defeated the pair of American Conference quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. Seeing Tom Brady’s recent improvement in golf, many may expect him to finally get a win against his long-time rival, Peyton Manning.

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Perhaps, fans can expect the two quarterbacks to compete one more time hopefully in next year’s ‘The Match’. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Abdul Bari Khan

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Abdul Bari is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Abdul is currently pursuing his Master’s in the same. With great affection for the world of sports, this avid golf lover turned to the course at a young age.

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