For the second year in a row at The Match, it came down to Aaron Rodgers on the green. For the second year in a row, the Packers' QB came up clutch.
Josh Allen nearly made a long putt with The Match tied on the 12th and final hole, but it stopped an inch short. Patrick Mahomes' putt went wide right, giving Tom Brady and Rodgers the chance to win. Brady’s 15-foot putt was wide right, but Rodgers, who won The Match when paired with Bryson DeChambeau in 2021 sank a game-winning putt, made it look easy, draining the 15-footer to win The Match.
“I felt really good about it,” Rodgers told the TNT broadcast. “Tom gave me a really good read and I heard Trevor [Immelman] and Charles [Barkley] in my headphone, they thought I was going to make it. I felt good about the lie when I hit it and I knew it was going in.”
Throughout the afternoon at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas, the four quarterbacks entertained with trash talk, Coors Light “swing juice” and plenty of sliced shots that reminded the fans ducking for cover along the edges of the fairway that the four great QBs are, in fact, still mortal.
But that didn’t mean they didn’t provide some highlights. Mahomes made several difficult putts to keep his young, AFC pairing in the fight and helped them take the lead, while Brady came in clutch late to tie The Match on the 10th hole and give him and Rodgers the chance to play for their first win as teammates after opposing one another in 2021. Allen showed plenty of power with the driver, while Rodgers was perhaps the most consistent golfer off the tee.
The Sporting News tracked live updates and highlights from The Match, featuring four of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Follow along for results from the round of golf between Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes.
The Match score
|Hole 1, Par 4||-1 (1 up)||E|
|Hole 2, Par 5||-2 (2 up)||E|
|Hole 3, Par 4||E (1 up)||-1|
|Hole 4, Par 3||E (1 up)||E|
|Hole 5, Par 5||E (tied)||-1 (tied)|
|Hole 6, Par 3||E (tied)||E (tied)|
|Hole 7, Par 5||E (tied)||E (tied)|
|Hole 8, Par 3||E||-1 (1 up)|
|Hole 9, Par 4||-1||-2 (1 up)|
|Hole 10, Par 4||-2 (tied)||-2 (tied)|
|Hole 11, Par 4||-2 (tied)||-2 (tied)|
|Hole 12, Par 3||-3 (1 up)||-2|
The Match live updates, highlights from 2022 golf contest
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10:35 p.m.: Brady’s putt is barely wide right, and he’ll also have to settle for par. Rodgers sinks the putt though, and for the second year in a row, it is an Aaron Rodgers putt to win The Match. Birdie to win it.
10:33 p.m.: Allen’s putt nearly makes it in from a long way away. Stopped maybe an inch or two from the hole. Mahomes' putt carries too far to the right. Allen takes the par.
10:28 p.m.: Allen hits his shot off the green, and it bounces down the hill. He has already used his mulligan. Mahomes sends his shot into the pond, and he’ll take the throw for the mulligan. His second tee shot is much better and lands on the green, but it is a long ways from the hole. Rodgers-Brady will have two shots for birdie. Allen-Mahomes will have a tougher shot for birdie and are more likely looking at par.
10:25 p.m.: Brady’s iron shot rolls just past the front of the green and into the edge of the second cut. Rodgers drops his right on the green within range of a putt. Brady opts for the mulligan and drills Barkley’s face (the cardboard one) with the ball to earn the shot. It hooks wide to the right and goes to the pond.
10:17 p.m.: Mahomes nearly makes an improbable uphill putt for the birdie, but he just misses wide. Rodgers' downhill putt stops a few feet short. He’s given the par. Mahomes misses the par putt as well and settles for the bogey. Allen’s putt misses for birdie, but is close enough for par. Brady’s putt cuts just wide to the right, and he’ll take par. All tied heading to the 12th and final hole.
10:11 p.m.: Brady floats his shot just above the hole. Rodgers bounces up the hill of the green, and he’ll have a downhill put for birdie.
10:09 p.m.: Allen sends his shot into the crowd, but it bounces off them and rolls onto the green. Johnson credits Bills Mafia with tossing it back on the green. Allen says, “That’s grandma.” Mahomes keeps his a bit closer to the hole, but it starts to roll down the hill.
10:06 p.m.: Brady uses the hybrid club and drops his shot straight down the fairway. Rodgers with a perfect driver that hooks down the right of the fairway and is a short range iron to reach the green. Rodgers said Allen’s shot might have hit the green, but it doesn’t appear that way. Mahomes sends his over by the TNT booth on the rough outside the fairway.
9:59 p.m.: Brady makes the clutch putt for birdie to tie up The Match with two holes left.
9:58 p.m.: Mahomes rolls his putt just by the hole, but he’s given par. Allen comes up short of his birdie putt as well.
9:57 p.m.: Allen hooks his sand wedge past the hole, and Mahomes rolls his shot right past Allen’s ball. Brady’s putt rolls too far to the right, and while Rodgers has the break, there’s not enough behind it for the eagle putt. They’ll each have a shot at birdie coming up.
9:51 p.m.: Allen’s shot bounces off the green and lands in the bunker behind it. Mahomes drives his to the right, and it hooks into the crowd in the mulch. Brady sends his drive into the front-right bunker. Rodgers' shot bounces off the front of the green and on.
9:42 p.m.: Rodgers makes the putt for birdie. Mahomes also sinks his birdie putt, as the Mahomes-Allen team stays up by a stroke.
9:42 p.m.: Brady rolls a hybrid shot past the pin. Allen’s long putt for birdie is wide to the right. Brady’s first putt is wide to the right. He’s given the bogey. Allen misses wide on the second putt.
9:37 p.m.: Brady’s iron shot is short of the green. Rodgers lands his on the green in range of a birdie putt.
9:35 p.m.: Taking their iron shots from the hole over, Allen lands his first shot on the ninth green. Mahomes' carries up the hill and then rolls back toward the hole. Short putt for a birdie that could be a big difference-maker on the scoreboard.
9:30 p.m.: Allen hooks his ninth hole drive well to the right into the mulch. Mahomes' drive carries even farther to the right. Brady has a great drive off the tee, sending his straight down the fairway. Rodgers' looks like it’s off to the left.
9:22 p.m.: Brady’s birdie putt is wide left of the hole. He’s got par though. Rodgers' putt didn’t break enough to the right, so the Brady-Rodgers' pairing stays at par. Mahomes though sinks the birdie putt as he and Allen take the lead.
9:17 p.m.: Brady’s shot his the hill above the green and rolls back down onto it. Rodgers' shot winds up in the creek.
9:15 p.m.: Allen hooks his iron shot on the eighth hole, but it stays on the edge of the green and avoids the water. Mahomes couldn’t have asked for a better shot as his rolls nicely along the green and is within range of a short putt for birdie.
9:09 p.m.: Allen misses his birdie putt, but walks in a par putt. Mahomes misses his attempt at a birdie and is given par. The Match remains tied with five holes left.
9:08 p.m.: Brady’s birdie putt is a few inches short, and he’s given the par.
9:08 p.m.: Mahomes' shot from the edge of the green is a bit too far, but it stays on the green and sets him up with a putt for birdie.
9:06 p.m.: Allen, whose shot landed near the tees of the fifth hole, has a nice chip shot back on to the green that sets him up well. Rodgers' chip shot carries a bit past the hole.
9:03 p.m.: From the bunker, Rodgers flips his ball short of the green. Brady has a nice approach with his shot laying a few yards away from the hole.
9:02 p.m.: Mahomes' second shot hangs up a bit past the green. Allen’s carries too far to the left, and he’s not happy with his shot.
9 p.m.: After some relief, Brady uses a wedge and drops a shot in the rough a few yards in front of the creek. Rodgers spots his shot in a similar position.
8:53 p.m.: With a long drive challenge on the par 5 seventh hole, Allen sends a powerful shot, but it carries over the crowd on the right side of the fairway. Mahomes drives a long stinger down the fairway. Brady’s, like Allen’s, carries to the right and scatters the crowd. Rodgers' bounces into the crowd to the right as well. Mahomes wins the driving challenge as the only golfer to stay on the fairway.
8:39 p.m.: Brady’s putt is a bit past the tee and Rodgers' hooks just to the left. They settle for par. Mahomes makes the solid putt for par.
8:37 p.m.: Allen with a nice approach with a hybrid chip shot. Within putting range for him. Mahomes' shot carries a bit past the cup.
8:34 p.m.: Brady lands his tee shot on the green, the best shot so far on the par 3 sixth hole. Rodgers has his carry a bit past the hole, but also on the green. Either one could be the ball to putt from.
8:33 p.m.: Allen’s mulligan either landed in the creek or in the mulch. His first shot on the hole was better.
8:31 p.m.: Mahomes and Allen both send tee shots on the sixth hole, and they both go wide right, but Mahomes' stays just wide right of the green. Allen chooses to use his one mulligan, and earns it by throwing a football at a giant cardboard cutout of Barkley held up by Jake from State Farm.
8:26 p.m.: Mahomes' putt stops just short of the hole, but he finishes it for the birdie. The Brady-Rodgers' duo settle for par. Tie game.
8:24 p.m.: Rodgers' putt carries past the flag. Brady’s putt is barely wide to the right.
8:21 p.m.: Brady’s shot appears to have landed on the wrong course. He lifts his over the crowd and onto the green of the correct hole. Allen, from the mulch, lines a shot that rolls across the green and to the edge. Rodgers, from a few feet next to Allen but behind a tree, has a nice approach considering the circumstances. Long putt coming up.
8:17 p.m.: Allen’s shot follows right behind Rodgers, but Mahomes finds his on the green. He’ll have a chance to putt for eagle.
8:15 p.m.: Trevor Immelman told Brady on his drive to swing to the right. Playing off Rodgers' drive, Brady hits his well far to the right into the crowd across the fairway. Rodgers' shot goes back toward the fans.
8:10 p.m.: Brady’s drive hooks around the left corner, but it stays in the rough. Rodgers drives his to the edge of the rough next to the fairway.
8:09 p.m.: Starting the fifth hole, Allen’s drive cuts to the left perfectly around the corner and lands on the fairway. Mahomes' drive carries his too far and into the crowd.
8:04 p.m.: Par for both teams. Brady and Rodgers still lead by a stroke.
8:02 p.m.: 40-foot putt by Brady is just to the right of the hole. Should be an easy putt for par coming up. Rodgers' is wide left. He could also make the easy par putt. Allen chips his up a few feet from the hole. Mahomes' chip shot hooks a little around the edge of the hole.
7:57 p.m.: Brady’s tee shot lands on the green, but is a bit short of the tee. Brady still didn’t love his shot and called it, “a little chunky … a little Josh Allen-y.” Rodgers' tee shot carries to the right and goes into the crowd. The Brady-Rodgers' pairing will have the best chance at a birdie, but it’ll be long odds.
7:56 p.m.: Splash down in the pond on Allen’s tee shot. Mahomes' shot carries a bit over the green.
7:48 p.m.: Mahomes' putt from the edge of the green carries just a bit past the hole, but it’s set up well. Allen rolls his far to the right. They settle for the birdie on the hole. Rodgers makes his putt for par.
7:47 p.m.: Brady uses a hybrid club and rolls his shot past the tee. Rodgers can’t reach the green with his second shot.
7:43 p.m.: Allen and Mahomes each have strong drives, but Mahomes' “swing juice” of Coors Light saw his drive stop just short of the green.
Patrick Mahomes opening a beer on the third hole because he isn’t playing well and then immediately spilling it is the most relatable thing he’s ever done pic.twitter.com/N9bdk9xqQa— Danny Heifetz (@Danny_Heifetz) June 1, 2022
7:42 p.m.: Rodgers' tee shot carries a bit into the rough, but rolls back down onto the green. Brady’s drive carries way too far to the left.
7:41 p.m.: Brady and Rodgers have been going over strategy. Mahomes has begun drinking. Time for the par 4 third hole.
7:34 p.m.: Brady’s putt for eagle is just wide to the left, but he’s given the birdie. Mahomes misses his putt for birdie but makes the par try.
7:33 p.m.: Rodgers' third shot from the green could be within putting range for par.
7:31 p.m.: Allen has to make his approach shot from down by the creek, and he lands it on the green. Mahomes flips his shot from the mulch behind the green that takes a nice roll down the ridge and set himself up in a good spot for a birdie.
7:29 p.m.: Brady lands his shot on the green in range for a potential eagle on the par 5 course. Rodgers' shot doesn’t reach the green, and rolls down the hill a bit.
7:28 p.m.: Sounds like Allen hit a fan with his tee shot and he gave him a glove for his trouble. His next iron shot isn’t much better as it again gets lost by the tracking camera. Mahomes' shot carries over the green.
7:23 p.m.: Allen slices his drive into the right side of the crowd. Mahomes' shot isn’t much better as it might’ve cut even farther to the right.
7:22 p.m.: Brady’s shot off the tee hooked straight to the left on a line and might be a bit far into the rough. Rodgers keeps his straight down the fairway again. That will be where the Brady-Rodgers' team start.
7:19 p.m.: Rodgers makes the birdie putt, and the Brady-Rodgers pairing are leading by one.
7:18 p.m.: Mahomes' birdie putt is a bit wide, but he makes the putt for par to keep him and Allen even on the first hole. Brady makes his par putt. Rodgers will have a chance for a birdie.
7:17 p.m.: Brady’s putt hooks to the right, away from the flag. Mahomes and Rodgers to putt now.
7:16 p.m.: Allen went with the putter, and it put him in a good spot for a par putt coming up. This after Brady showed him his golf ball, which has the Lombardi Trophy on it, and asked him if he’s ever seen one of them.
7:13 p.m.: Brady’s iron shot hits the green and puts him in putting range. Rodgers' shot hits the green and spins back toward the hole. He’ll have the shortest putt for a birdie coming up.
7:12 p.m.: Allen lifts an iron shot a bit past the green, but it sticks on the edge. He thought he might have a putting chance, but the broadcast lets him know that won’t be in the cards. Mahomes drops his with a few feet of the tee with a perfect approach.
7:11 p.m.: Brady explains his bad drive was all part of the mental game to make his younger opponents underestimate him. He also said he doesn’t want to waste a good drive when his partner had a good one.
7:08 p.m.: Allen’s tee shot goes a bit further into the left of the rough. Mahomes' shot stays on the fairway.
7:07 p.m.: Brady sends a stinger with the driver that hooks a bit to the left and into the rough.
7:06 p.m.: Rodgers sends a clean drive straight down the fairway. Brady will now take his tee shot.
7:05 p.m.: Slight delay to the start of The Match as it appears Brady was lost on the course.
7:03 p.m.: Introductions for the match are underway. Rodgers will be the first to tee it up.
6:49 p.m.: Josh Allen has a unique golf ball that he’ll be using on Wednesday.
Josh Allen just said he’s going to use a golf ball with Tom Brady’s shirtless NFL draft photo in The Match that’s about to start in 30 minutes. pic.twitter.com/uILORDwhgm— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) June 1, 2022
6:38 p.m.: Aaron Rodgers and Charles Barkley make a wager for the upcoming golf match in Tahoe that if Barkley wins, he can cut off Rodgers' man-bun. Barkley says if Rodgers wins, he’ll donate to a charity of Rodgers' choice.
6:35 p.m.: Allen is sounding like an early fan favorite. Plenty of Bills fans cheering him as he warms up on the driving range.
6:21 p.m.: The smack talk continues on, and even Josh Allen’s teammate is taking aim at him and the Bills.
6:04 p.m.: Tom Brady is getting ready with some practice swings ahead of The Match.
And Josh Allen is repping the Bills Mafia with his bag in the Match.
What time is The Match golf contest today?
- Start time: 6:30 p.m. ET
The Match will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas.
How to watch The Match 2022
- TV channels: TNT, HLN, TruTV
- Live stream: TNT app, Sling TV
TNT will carry the main broadcast of The Match, though HLN and TruTV will carry simulcast of the coverage. Ernie Johnson will host the broadcast with Charles Barkley, J.J. Watt and Trevor Immelman providing analysis and Amanda Renner reporting from the course.
Those hoping to stream The Match can find it on either the TNT app or on Sling TV, which will carry TNT’s broadcast.