Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley Part of Commentary Team for Brooks Koepka vs Bryson DeChambeau

Published 11/09/2021, 4:42 PM EST
MEMPHIS, TN – AUGUST 06: Phil Mickelson gives a thumbs up to the crowd at the No. 18 green during the second round of the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, August 6, 2021 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


November 26, 2021. You’d better save the date because things just got more exciting! Phil Mickelson may not be playing this year’s edition of The Match, but he’s still found a way to be part of it.

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Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka are all set to face-off in less than a few weeks. The long-standing feud between the two, which fizzled out at the recent Ryder Cup, gave more publicity to this event. The Capital One’s 12-hole The Match will play out at the Wynn Golf course in Las Vegas.

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Mickelson has a lot of history with the event. In the inaugural edition in 2018, he defeated Tiger Woods to bag a heavy $9 million sum. Later, his team with Tom Brady lost to Woods and Peyton Manning, again winning the next year. In 2021, he lost to Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers, along with Tom Brady.

Now, the fifth edition will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, who recently announced the commentary panel for the event.

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Phil Mickelson joins The Match as an analyst commentator

Mickelson, a 2-time winner of the event, will join the event. Lefty is going to provide commentary on the big day, and more specifically, he will be joining the team as an analyst. American former professional basketball player Charles Barkley, winner of the 2020 edition with Mickelson, will join him as the second analyst commentator.

 

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Sportscaster Brian Anderson will be the host for the evening. Moreover, Amanda Balionis of CBS Sports will be returning as the on-course reporter.

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With everything set for the final day, the anticipation and excitement are at an all-time high. Koepka’s and DeChambeau’s practicing and preparation are going on in full swing, with just a couple of days remaining. While it is highly impossible to predict the outcome, who do you think will win?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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