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Thomas, Barkley to have roles in charity golf event

by Damaris Rae (2020-05-20)


Pro golfer Justin Thomas and NBA legend Charles Barkley will have integral roles for the upcoming "The Match: Champions for Charity," Turner Sports announced.

Thomas, a former World No. 1 and 12-time PGA Tour winner, recently landed the cover of the new "PGA Tour 2K21" video game. On May 24, Thomas will be an on-course reporter for the fundraising event between Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla.

Barkley, an NBA Hall of Famer and outspoken basketball analyst for TNT, will serve as an analyst. He will join 2008 Masters champion and CBS Sports member Trevor Immelman in that capacity.

Brian Anderson will provide play-by-play and CBS' Amanda Balionis will join Thomas as an on-course reporter.

The event will raise $10 million for COVID-19 relief and will be played without fans in ground basketball hoop installation attendance.

--Field Level Media