Tom Brady explains why he's happy to face Peyton Manning, not Eli, in golf match


Beating a rival never gets old, no matter how many times it happens. 

The Boston Celtics will never get tired of defeating the Los Angeles Lakers, and Ohio State will always relish taking down Michigan on the football field. There's a certain joy that comes from earning bragging rights over a rival.

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Tom Brady and Peyton Manning had one of the NFL's best rivalries for 15 years, and the former New England Patriots quarterback won 11 of the 17 games played between them. Brady is hoping to enjoy similar success on the golf course later this month when he teams up with Phil Mickelson to take on Manning and Tiger Woods in "The Match" to benefit COVID-19 relief.

Earlier this week on ESPN’s “STUpodity", Brady was asked if he's tired of beating Peyton, and he gave a pretty good answer.

“No, you kidding me? He’s got his fair share of mine, too,” Brady said. “Eli’s the one I’m actually happy I’m not playing because I got no chance against Eli on the golf course. Peyton, I got a shot.”

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Brady's right, Peyton did beat him a few times, including the last three playoff matchups between the two legendary quarterbacks. Eli has fared even better against Brady as his New York Giants defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII and XLVI.

"The Match" is scheduled for May 24 at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla. The event begins at 3 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on TNT.

Even though Brady and Manning won't be competing on the football field this time, the competitiveness between them should be just as intense as it was on NFL Sundays.

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