What is Aaron Rodgers' golf handicap? QB's golfing ability compared with Tom Brady's ahead of The Match 2021

Joshua Rogers July 6, 2021
What is Aaron Rodgers' golf handicap? QB's golfing ability compared with Tom Brady's ahead of The Match 2021
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NFL legends Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are battling it out once more but this time they’re taking their skills to the golf course. The football stars are taking part in The Match 2021 today – but who has the better golf handicap?

The Match 2021: Who’s playing?

Aaron Rodgers is facing off against Tom Brady once more, although this time away from the football field.

Instead, the seven times Super Bowl winner and 2020 NFL MVP are taking to the golf course to square-off in Capital One’s “The Match”.

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This is the fourth year of the event and will feature Brady accompanying golf partner Phil Mickelson for the second time.

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images for The Match

In the other pair, Rodgers will be looking for revenge on Brady, whose Buccaneers beat his Packers during the regular season and in the NFC championship game.

Rodgers is paired with Bryson DeChambeau.

Brian Anderson, Trevor Immelman, Charles Barkley, Larry Fitzgerald, Cheyenne Woods and Kevin Frazier will make up the broadcast team.

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The match starts today (6 July) at 5pm ET on TNT, live from The Reserve at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Mont.

Last year, Mickelson and Brady were paired for The Match: Champions For Charity, but lost to Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning.

This year, the pair take on Aaron Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau and are looking for the win.

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On paper, Rodgers looks to be the better player over Brady.

The Packers QB said in a 2019 interview with Golf Magazine he plays to a 3.5 handicap at his best.

Here he is at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February 2020, hitting a tee shot on a par 3.

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It isn’t the first time the pair have come up against one another on the golf course.

Last year, Rodgers beat Brady in a golf charity match.

“He beat me on the golf course, which I didn’t like,” Brady said at the time.

Going into The Match 2021, Tom Brady is said to have a golf handicap of 8.1.

Compared with Brady, Rodgers would therefore be 4.5 strokes better.

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images for The Match

However, Rodgers isn’t having the 8.1 handicap.

“I don’t think Brady’s an 8. I’ve played with him, and he’s good,” Rodgers said in a Golf Digest interview.

Brady definitely has some skills, though. In 2006 he won the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational as Jordan’s playing partner.

And last year he did this while Charles Barkley was attempting to put him off his game.

How he’d love to do the same again this year!

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Joshua is a Senior Sports Writer at GRV Media with over five years of experience in online writing and editing. After receiving a BA (Hons) in Ancient History and an MA in Sports Journalism, he became a writer for a leading social publisher with over 7 million Facebook followers. Joshua then joined Reach PLC, covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online and regional publications like the Liverpool Echo. He then moved to a social media marketing agency and content studio, Brave Bison, acting as Website Editor for The Hook. Joshua now oversees all sports content on The Focus, specializing in NBA, NFL, F1, and tennis, while also keeping a close eye on his beloved Manchester United.