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The next match involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson involves a $10m (£8m) donation for Covid-19 relief efforts, along with plenty of bragging rights in a star-powered foursome on May 24 at Medalist Golf Club.

Medalist is where Woods plays when he's at home and it will also feature NFL superstars Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

Manning and Brady say they have played there before, the former running out of golf balls before reaching the 18th and the latter posting a 106.

The format will be better ball for the front nine and modified alternate shot on the back nine, meaning both players hit tee shots and they take turns from there.

WarnerMedia and the four players will collectively make a charitable donation of $10m (£8m) to benefit various relief efforts locally and nationally. The match includes a partnership with the 'All In Challenge', an initiative that provides food for those in need.

Mickelson beat Woods in a play-off under the lights in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving weekend in 2018. This time, they are bringing in two of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks.

The match will be held one week after live golf returns to television for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sport.

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Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will play a charity match against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at Seminole Golf Club, one of Florida's most famous courses, on May 17.

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