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Charles Barkley open to participating in next ‘The Match’

Matt Johnson
Charles Barkley before The Match
Nov 23, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Charles Barkley before The Match: Tiger vs Phil golf match at Shadow Creek Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Sports fans got everything they wanted from Sunday’s “The Match: Champions for Charity”. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning put on a show with record ratings and $20 million raised for charity. With the sports world buzzing after the charity event, one iconic sports figure has already volunteered to take part in the next tournament.

Charles Barkley proved he could talk plenty of trash during the broadcast on Sunday. The NBA legend let Brady hear it and even handled some hilarious trolling by PGA star Justin Thomas. It was the perfect showcase to demonstrate why he should be in next year’s celebrity golf match, an opportunity that Barkley would welcome.

Of course, Barkley’s reputation on the golf course speaks for itself. Sports fans enjoyed watching Brady struggle on the course early during “The Match,” so you know they would have even more fun poking fun at Barkley.

While we might have to wait at least a year to see another celebrity tournament, we know who we want to participate. Let Brady join the broadcast next season with Barkley on the links. It’s the kind of entertainment that everyone deserves to see, plus it would be for a great cause.