Aaron Rodgers’ birdie putt on final hole decides The Match

Capital One's The Match VI - Brady & Rodgers v Allen & Mahomes
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Tom Brady got his first win in The Match in three tries, but it took a birdie putt from Aaron Rodgers for the Bucs quarterback to earn the bracelet that goes to the victors.

The 12-hole golf match featured four quarterbacks Wednesday night, with no PGA Tour golfers participating for the first time in the six years of the event. Rodgers and Brady took on Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen in The Match VI at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas.

Brady and Rodgers won the first two holes in match play before Mahomes and Allen rallied. The young guns took their first lead on the eighth hole. The old guys tied it back up on Brady’s birdie putt on the 10th hole, and the teams remained tied going into the final hole.

Rodgers’ clutch, 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole, which came after Allen nearly sank an 80-foot birdie putt of his own, prompted a victorious fist pump from the Packers quarterback. It was a natural birdie for Rodgers on the par-3.

“I felt really good about [the putt], to be honest,” Rodgers said on the broadcast. “Tommy gave me a great read. I heard Trevor [Immelman] and Charles [Barkley] in my head telling me I was going to make it, and I felt good about the line when I hit it. I knew it was going in. It was a fun day.”

Rodgers now is 2-0 in The Match with two match winners. He walked in a birdie putt to beat Brady and Phil Mickelson in The Match last year while playing with PGA Tour golfer Bryson DeChambeau.

16 responses to “Aaron Rodgers’ birdie putt on final hole decides The Match

  1. ARod should join the Bucks and be Tom’s backup. That’s the only way he’ll win another ring.

  2. Hey, winning the Superbowl is pretty hard. But being the best golfer in the NFL? there’s only one person who can own that title.

  3. 12+12>17+15. Plus the birdie putt sunk by #12 driving the #12 cart with the #12 putter….on the 12th hole… Simply magical.

  4. Aaron —– now it’s time to buy a round for everyone in the clubhouse .. the Packers’ clubhouse at Lambeau.


  5. hope the ratings reflect my exhaustion at the self promotion of brady and rodgers.

  6. Luckily he made the putt before any playoff holes… Almost certainly would have choked.

  7. Did he get to win the MVP of the tournament? He only cares about his personal awards.

  8. It’s events like this that make me realize how talented these professional athletes truly are. Also, it allows us normal folk to peek inside their real lives for a moment, relate a bit. Makes me like all 4 of them a bit more, good for them and good for us.

  9. well Tom again having to depend on his teammate to win another championship and Aaron having to do it all on his own when his teammates can’t hold their own. Some things never change.

  10. I’ve said for years that I’d rather watch a “Pro Bowl” of NFLers playing golf than watch them playing a “football game”. And I don’t really even watch golf and I absolutely do not play it.

  11. That fist pump was epic! Before the ball dropped. What a finish Arod! Amazing!!

  12. A few birdies aside, that was some sad golf. Brady snap hooking his drives. Allen bouncing sliced drives off of fans. Makes me appreciate just how good the pros are. The pro golfers, that is!

  13. Mere mortal golf play along with continual smack talk between the players and commentators actually made it fun to watch. Brady being late to the first tee due to “another wardrobe change” was hilarious. Hard to say that these guys could ever be brought down to a level of being relatable to the common man when $25k bets to cut off “hair buns” are being made but Mahomes drinking 4 beers in the 1st 4 holes is about as close as you are going to get. I would watch that again but they have to keep Charles Barkley as a commentator.

  14. Keep it coming. Next year – Rodgers/Brady vs. Herbert/Burrow

    Although I would love to watch the Barkley vs. JJ Watt contest this summer!

  15. Goofing off playing stupid golf when he should have been in camp learning his new receivers .

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