Just mere hours before the fourth edition of The Match is broadcast on TNT, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and golfer Bryson DeChambeau are fairly heavy betting favorites heading into their matchup against the pair of Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson. Currently, the combo is a -190 money line favorite on FanDuel. To put that into perspective, a -190 money line (putting down $190 to win $100) suggests an implied probability that the pair will win roughly two-thirds of the time.
If you are not an active follower of the sport of golf, you may be surprised to learn that much of the reason why Rodgers is in the favored couple going into the event is his teammate, Bryson DeChambeau. The Official World Golf Ranking, which originally started in 1986, takes into account a two-year “rolling” window of golf performances, which is updated weekly. At the moment, DeChambeau comes in as the sixth-ranked golfer in the world as of their July 4th update, which includes eight Americans in the top-nine worldwide. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Mickelson, Brady’s teammate who is tied for eighth all-time in PGA Tour wins and has won six majors, is the 31st-ranked golfer in the world, according to the OWGR. So while Brady-Mickelson might win the name recognition edge at the head-to-head matchup, DeChambeau’s current level of play actually puts Rodgers on the favored pairing as they’re set to tee-off in Big Sky, Montana.
If you want to catch Rodgers making a public appearance, tune in to TNT at 5 PM Eastern (4 PM Central.) Acme Packing Company will keep you updated with any moments of relevance from the event.