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The event will be match play, and the front nine will be best ball. Here's an example of how that works. If Manning, Brady and Woods all make par at No. 1 but Mickelson makes birdie, the Mickelson-Brady team is 1 up. Manning and Brady receive one stroke each on No. 3, No. 6 and No. 8 per their handicaps, and that's how the front nine will be played.
One wrinkle is a one-club challenge on No. 5 -- a par 4 -- in which golfers must choose one club to play the entire hole with (including putting!). I'm excited about that because it gives us a genuine look at how skilled players like Woods and Mickelson are when faced with an adversity. In the point-and-shoot world of professional golf, we often don't get to see the extreme creativity they possess, which a 30-yard chip shot with a 4-iron can disclose.
The back nine is where it gets intriguing. It's a modified alternate-shot format, which means that everybody tees off but after that you have to alternate. So one golfer's drive will be chosen, and then the teammates -- Brady and Mickelson, for example -- will alternate shots until they hole out and move on to the next hole. The quarterbacks will not be teeing off from the same tee boxes as Woods and Mickelson.
Woods and Manning are -190, while Mickelson and Brady are +170. This is probably the right call as Manning is a bit better than Brady, and Woods -- when healthy! -- is better than Mickelson at this point in their careers (and at every point in their careers).