While he might be taking the Champions Tour by storm, Phil Mickelson's return to the made-for-television match-play format could be a bit more challenging.
After news leaked last week that former NBA player turned analyst Charles Barkley will be a participant this time around, it was announced Monday that Mickelson and Barkley will be teammates in a new match-play challenge against NBA sharpshooter Stephen Curry and former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.
"The Match 3: Champions for Change" will be broadcast on TNT the day after Thanksgiving and will take place at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Ariz. The club, just north of Tucson, was purchased by Mickelson Golf Properties in 2014.
"While we may need a handicap for Chuck, I'm looking forward to playing with Peyton and Stephen and to help raise money for another important cause," Mickelson said in a release. "It's also going to give fans and viewers an up-close look at Stone Canyon Golf Club, a place that I'm extremely proud of and excited to show how special it is."
The last match-play event in May had Mickelson and Tom Brady falling to Tiger Woods and Manning at Medalist Golf Club at Hobe Sound, Fla. While that event raised money for COVID-19 relief efforts, the latest one will support Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Mickelson also defeated Woods in a 2017 match-play event, earning $9 million in the process.
While Barkley was a part of the commentator crew during the most recent match-play event, Curry will be participating for the first time. Curry finished fourth in a celebrity golf event at Lake Tahoe in July.
"I truly believe an investment in HBCUs is an investment in our future and I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to support these great institutions alongside some of my favorite players ... and Chuck," Curry said in a release.
--Field Level Media