NBA legend Charles Barkley, who is thought for his outspoken ideas, was comfortable to share them once more throughout the extremely anticipated matchup between golf stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson – and it wasn’t fairly.
Barkley might be caught most days commentating NBA video games however on Friday he joined the published of the match between Woods and Mickelson at Shadow Creek Golf Membership in Las Vegas. The winner of the occasion – dubbed “The Match” – would obtain $9 million and bragging rights.
Though the match between Woods, 42, and Mickelson, 48, was slated to be a conflict of the Titans — two of the best golfers within the historical past of the sport — Barkley apparently didn’t really feel that method.
“Am I allowed to speak?” Barkley was heard saying. “I simply wanna know one thing America, that is some crappy golf, y’all know that.”
The remark got here when Woods and Mickelson had been on the ninth gap, Golf.com reported. Barkley additionally joked he might beat the 2 golf legends.
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“Y’all know that. I might beat these two guys at present,” Barkley mentioned.
Barkley’s feedback prompted a response from MLB pitcher Justin Verlander who challenged the previous NBA star.
“Barkley saying it’s not good golf,” Verlander tweeted. “I wanna see Tiger and Phil throw down a problem wager at him. 100Ok for double bogey or higher on #1. C’mon Charles, I do know you bought your sticks with you.”
Barkley known as out the Houston Astros ace on air saying he would tackle that wager.
“Justin, I’ll take that wager. $100,000 to charity, I’m going to make double bogey. Let’s go for charity, brother,” Barkley mentioned.
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Verlander tweeted later that he was in as properly.
“I am in!!! Let’s gooooooo,” he tweeted earlier than making enjoyable of Barkley’s swing in a variety of following tweets.
Mickelson ended up defeating Woods after 22 holes and known as the win “very particular.”
“I do know large image, your profession is the best of all time,” Mickelson mentioned of Woods. “I’ve seen you do issues which might be simply outstanding. However simply know I can’t ever allow you to dwell this one down. I’ll deliver it up each time I see you.”
Fox Information’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn contributed to this report.