Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson took on the likes of Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods in a charity golf game on Sunday and it became one of the most talked-about subjects on social media. At first, Brady's golf skills were looking pretty suspect although he was able to save himself with clutch shots down the stretch. In the end, Tiger and Manning were able to win the competition and donated a lot of money to charity.
While Brady struggled to make key shots, he also appeared to struggle with his wardrobe. At one point during the match, Brady bent over to take his ball out of the cup and ended up splitting his pants right in front of the camera. The hilarious accident was heavily discussed on social media and after the event, Brady made sure to make a joke saying "Pants wanted in on social distancing I guess."
Brady shouldn't feel too bad about these unfortunate events. At the end of the day, these things happen although usually, not for millions of people to see. Either way, when it comes to his rivalry with Manning, he has 6 Super Bowls while the Colts-Broncos legend has two. Needless to say, he shouldn't worry about some damaged pants anytime soon.
Peyton Manning & Tom Brady’s Golf Match Earned $20 Million For COVID-19 Relief
The Match: Champions for Charity at the Medalist Golf Club brought in $20 million in donations for coronavirus relief efforts.
Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Phil Mickelson raised $20 million for coronavirus relief efforts during their round of golf, Sunday.
Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images
The match was played as teams with Woods and Manning taking on Mickelson and Brady. Woods and Manning emerged victorious.
“Phil said he was nervous, so imagine us,” Manning said afterward. “To go behind the ropes and get in these guys world and in the arena with them was really an incredible experience.
“I was not comfortable the whole time but raising $20 million as people are going through such tough times, it’s something I’ll always remember and cherish.”
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson contributed to the donations, offering up 100,000 meals if anyone hit it within 12 feet off the tee on the Par 3, 16th. Three golfers were able to put the ball close enough and he ending up donating 300,000 meals.
“It’s great, the fact that we all came together and we were able to raise $20 million for those that have been so severely affected,” Woods said, Gray. “This is our arena. This is what we do. We couldn’t imagine going out onto the field and doing what they do.”
The PGA Tour is scheduled to resume June 8 with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tom Brady Hits Insane Shot During Golf With Tiger Woods & Peyton Manning
Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Phil Mickelson are all playing a round of golf for charity.
Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Phil Mickelson all got together for a round of golf to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts, Sunday. So far, the day has provided a handful of salient moments, including a ridiculous hole-out by Tom Brady from over 100 yards.
Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images
The matchup pits Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning as a team against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady.
After being teased by commentator Charles Barkley, Brady holes-out on the seventh hole Par 5.
“Tiger thinks he has a huge advantage playing there. That’s fine. We’ll take it to him and Peyton, and there will be no excuses," Mickelson said before the match. "Tom and I are going to go down there and put it to them. We’ll make it so that every time Tiger shows up at his home course, he’ll have a bad memory.”
The group has been battling rain throughout the day. Twitter newbie Eli Manning, who's been live-tweeting the event, says the group should play on: "I’d keep playing. I don’t think the heavy stuff’s gonna come down for quite awhile."
13 holes in, Woods and Manning are 2 up over Mickelson and Brady.
The PGA Tour is set to return June 8 with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.
Cardi B Previews "Respect" Single At Club In Atlanta
Cardi B gave some lucky fans a preview of her upcoming single, “Respect” at a nightclub in Atlanta, after sharing a snippet of the song on Twitter this week.
Cardi B increased the hype for her next single, “Respect,” even more when she gave fans a little preview of the track at an Atlanta nightclub after teasing it on Twitter this week. While Cardi may be featured on tons of other artist’s music, it’s been a minute since she’s dropped anything of her own. Cardi has been teasing her upcoming sophomore album, the follow-up to her Grammy-winning debut, Invasion Of Privacy, for awhile now. Last month, she noted that the album is “just missing a couple of more club hits,” and on Wednesday, she shared a snippet of one such banger. Cardi posted a teaser of the project’s first single, “Respect,” and fans went crazy over the little taste of “CB2,” which might be titled Tiger Woods. Just to amp up the excitement, Cardi debuted the single in Atlanta on Saturday by having the DJ at Gold Room play a portion of the song for the clubgoers.
The moment was captured by some of those in attendance, letting us all enjoy the snippet of “Respect.” In the clips, Cardi mouths along to her work while Offset and Quavo surround her, bopping along to the music. A few weeks ago, Cardi joked that she was “pregnant with 5 hits.” Do you think “Respect” will be one of those five hits that are currently in utero?
Tiger Woods Learns Of Kobe Bryant’s Death On Golf Course: See His Reaction
“One of the most shocking, tragic days that I’ve ever been a part of" - Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods was busy yesterday trying to make his comeback at the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, but that all changed when he received some earth-shattering news that his close friend, Kobe Bryant, had suddenly passed away earlier that morning. Tiger was told of the news by his caddie Joe LaCava, live on TV after completing his round.
LaCava, knowing Woods had a close relationship with the former Lakers star, made the immediate decision not to tell him right away. LaCava said he found out the news around hole 9 but decided to wait to tell Tiger.
“I thought it would be better off not telling him,’’ LaCava told The Post. “I didn’t think he’d be to the point where he couldn’t play golf, but I figured I’d wait to the end. It was too much of distraction. I waited until we got into the tunnel on 18 [after his round was complete] to tell him, because I didn’t want the cameras on him and see the shock on his face.’’
As Woods played the back nine, fans from outside the ropes were yelling, ‘‘Do it for Mamba’’ referring to Bryant’s nickname.
“I didn’t understand why they were yelling, ‘Do it for Mamba’ on the back nine, [but] people yell things all the time, so I was just plodding along, doing my own thing,’’ Woods said. “Then when Joey told me … it’s unbelievable, the reality that he’s no longer here. One of the most shocking, tragic days that I’ve ever been a part of.
“Life is very fragile as we all know. You can be gone at any given time and we have to appreciate the moments that we have," Woods said. "I just can’t imagine what their entire family’s going through right now."
Forbes Reveals The 10 Highest Paid Athletes Of The Decade
Some of these athletes may surprise you.
If you’re the best athlete in your sport, chances are you make a lot of money. Professional athletes make millions of dollars a year doing what they love which is truly everything you could ever hope for in life. Thanks to general salaries and endorsement deals, some athletes can be wealthier than some of the world’s most prominent businessmen. If you’ve ever been curious about what certain athletes make, then Forbes has you covered.
This past week, the publication released its definitive list of the ten highest-paid athletes of the decade. The list below details the name of the athlete as well as how much they made between 2010 and 2019. Athletes from soccer to basketball, to Golf, and even Formula 1 are represented.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images
10. Lewis Hamilton: $400 Million
9. Kevin Durant: $425 Million
8. Manny Pacquiao: $435 Million
7. Phil Mickelson: $480 Million
6. Tiger Woods: $615 Million
5. Roger Federer: $640 Million
4. LeBron James: $680 Million
3. Lionel Messi: $750 Million
2. Cristiano Ronaldo: $800 Million
1. Floyd Mayweather: $915 Million
What’s particularly interesting about this list is how there aren’t any football or baseball players. Boxing and soccer seem to be the most lucrative fields although golf and basketball have proven to be quite formidable as well. Not to mention, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton isn’t doing too shabby with an even $400 million.
Considering all of the fights he has been a part of, Mayweather’s inclusion at number one shouldn’t be a surprise. He makes over $100 million per fight and continues to draw insane numbers. Whether you’re first or tenth, it must be nice to land on here.
Top 10 Best Athletes Of 2019
Counting down the year’s biggest names in the world of sports.
Sports are particularly interesting because they are at their very core, unpredictable. In any given year, there is no telling which teams will go on to win championships and which players will become dominant. Sometimes, there are specific teams and individuals who remain consistent which leads to a feeling of familiarity and endearment amongst fans. Meanwhile, breakout stars help change the landscapes of their respective sports to the point where competitors are trying to bend the rules to defeat them.
In 2019, stars were born, superstars were reaffirmed, and aging legends made comebacks. Whether you love football, basketball, combat sports, or even golf, there were numerous athletes who made an impact this year. So without further ado, here are the 10 best athletes of 2019, in our eyes.
10. Aaron Donald
No defensive player in the NFL instilled more fear into their opponents this past year than Aaron Donald. The Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle went on to win his second NFL Defensive Player of the Year award and continues to dominate out on the field. While his dominance mostly came through the 2018 season, it has certainly bled into 2019. You can make the argument that his statistics aren’t as good as they were in the past but this is only because he is consistently double and triple teamed by opposing offensive lines. Teams are so worried about Donald that they have begun to focus almost all of their energy on him.
Ask anyone in the NFL who they think the biggest athletic freak in the league is, and they’ll probably say Donald. He is easily one of the most impressive defensive tackles to ever play the game and his presence continues to scare teams. Not to mention, his 99 rating in Madden isn’t too shabby either.
9. Tiger Woods
If you were to ask golf fans about Tiger Woods a few years ago, most of them would call him a washed up has-been who hasn’t been good since the 2000s. As of 2009, Woods had 14 Major championships to his name and it looked as though he was going to catch Jack Nicklaus who has the all-time record with 18. Of course, a cheating scandal put a serious dent in Tiger’s career and in the years following, he couldn’t seem to recover. Sure he won tournaments here and there but back surgery after back surgery kept him from achieving any real sustained success.
Fast-forward to the 2019 Masters and Tiger began playing some of the best golf of his career. In the final round, Woods was able to beat out numerous golfers who were all hovering around the same score. After sinking his final putt on the 18th hold, the crowd erupted as they knew he had just won his fifth Green Jacket, against all odds. Tiger’s comeback is truly one of the best we’ve ever seen.
8. Israel Adesanya
What more can be said about the “Last Stylebender”? Adesanya came into 2019 as a bit of an enigma in the UFC’s Middleweight division. He had barely beaten anyone of note although his unique style and vibrant personality was quickly catching on within the MMA community. His first matter of business in 2019 was a fight against the legendary Anderson Silva, which he easily won by unanimous decision. From there, he won the interim Middleweight belt against Kelvin Gastelum and then in October, he KO’d Robert Whittaker to become the official Middleweight champion.
With Conor McGregor acting as an inconsistent figure in the world of UFC, the sport has been struggling to find a new star to market around. Adesanya looks like he is ready to become that star. He already has the approval of many in the hip-hop space and his social media presence is enough to keep fans wanting more. If anyone on this list can be considered a breakout athletic star this year, it would most certainly be Adesanya.
7. Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder might be the scariest man on this list and it’s all because of his vicious right hand that continues to be an absolute nightmare for opposing boxers. Wilder currently holds the WBC heavyweight title and got to defend it twice this year. The first bout was against Dominic Breazeale and in true “Bronze Bomber” fashion, it barely lasted a full round as Wilder delivered a devastating KO with his right hand.
From there, Wilder continued to terrorize the heavyweight division and even gave Luis Ortiz a second chance at defeating him. This fight was much harder for Wilder and after six rounds, it looked as though he was losing on the score cards. In the seventh round, Wilder flipped the script and delivered a stunning right hook to Ortiz’s face which immediately ended the fight. Once again, Wilder proved that he is not to be messed with and is by far the most terrifying man in combat sports right now. Heading into 2020, Wilder is on track to fight Tyson Fury and if he wins, he could be competing to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world which we’re all lowkey hoping for.
6. LeBron James
Make no mistake, LeBron James had a down year by his standards but his contributions to the sport of basketball and life outside of it are why he places sixth on our list. After suffering a freak groin injury at the end of 2018, LeBron was stuck on the Lakers bench, watching a bunch of young players ruin the success he had given the team to start the year. Once he came back, the Lakers didn’t fare much better, although he was able to pass Michael Jordan for fourth on the all-time NBA points list. This would be his biggest on-court accomplishment of 2019, aside from the dominance he has displayed in the early parts of the 2019-20 campaign.
Off the court, James has continued to be an incredible role model for kids everywhere. Say what you will about the whole China debacle, LeBron has done much more good than bad. His “I Promise” school in Akron, Ohio continues to provide less fortunate kids with a stellar education all while boosting their confidence. James is constantly partaking in charitable efforts for the kids and this season, he has been seen giving his shoes to kids in the stands at games. Not to mention, LeBron is getting heavily involved in music as he was an A&R on the latest 2 Chainz album, Rap Or Go To The League. He is also starring in Space Jam 2 which only helps to increase his relevance in pop culture. It’s impossible to deny his influence.
5. Tom Brady
Love him or hate him, you have to give Tom Brady his props. Heading into the 2018 NFL season, fans were anxious to see if he would fall off or continue his reign of terror. Just like he does every year, he got off to a slow start but picked things up towards the end, and in 2019, he led the New England Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl in 20 years. Throughout the course of the entire season, fans and pundits were convinced that Brady was finished but time and time again he proved everyone wrong and made all of us look like fools.
Now, Brady is 42 years old and is seeking his seventh world title. While he hasn’t been his usual self, the Patriots are well on their way to being a contender and with the playoffs on the horizon, Brady is about to enter his favorite time of year. At this point, Brady’s accomplishments have become standard and in some ways expected. This is what makes Brady so significant. He has set the standard so high for himself that he’s able to fly under the radar with his dominance. With this in mind, Brady is the perfect athlete to begin our top 5.
4. Zion Williamson
Aside from maybe LeBron James, no basketball player has ever been hyped up more throughout their draft year than Zion Williamson. If you were to go back three years ago, Williamson was just your average high school player but luckily for him, a massive growth spurt turned him into an athletic freak of nature. While playing for the Duke Blue Devils, Williamson quickly became the most exciting college basketball player in the nation. Everyone was tuning into Blue Devils games and when the team made it to the March Madness tournament, all eyes were on Zion.
Thanks to his exceptional work ethic and alien-like physical strength, Zion was able to become the first overall pick in the NBA draft and the hype was real. Pundits were comparing him to some of the best big-men to ever play the game while others felt like the expectations were too lofty. In the preseason, Zion was outstanding and lived up to all of the hubbub. Unfortunately, an injury has delayed him from finally playing his first NBA game. Regardless, the promise of his presence has begun to loom over the NBA like a huge cloud and fans can’t wait to see what happens.
When you factor in the hype, celebrity, and all-around dominance that surrounds Zion, it becomes quite clear why he’s one of the best athletes of the year.
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo
When you take a look at today’s NBA, you see a league filled with superstars who are all linked up with other superstars. The NBA is currently in the “superteam” era, initially ushered in by LeBron James back in 2010 when he joined the Miami Heat. Giannis Antetokounmpo, AKA the “Greek Freak,” is the antithesis to the “superteam” movement. The Milwaukee Bucks big-man has single-handedly turned a struggling franchise into a prime contender to win the NBA championship.
In 2019, Giannis was able to leverage his dominance into the NBA MVP award and was just two wins away from the NBA Finals. One any given night, Giannis can be the most dominant player on the court as he out-muscles you with his size and agility. The man is a human highlight reel who can deject an entire team with one scintillating poster dunk. Antetokounmpo has made some of the league’s best defenders look like AAU players which is truly an accomplishment in and of itself. There wasn’t a single basketball player in 2019 who was more dominant than the “Greek Freak.” While there is still one NBA player ahead of him on this list, it doesn’t take away from the sheer superiority he exhibited on the court this year.
2. Patrick Mahomes
Perhaps the biggest breakout star of 2019 was none other than Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes’ true talent was displayed throughout the 2018 NFL season although his success was able to carry on well into 2019. After throwing for 50 touchdowns in his first full season in the NFL, Mahomes was able to earn himself league MVP honors and was even put on the cover of EA Sports Madden NFL 20. When it came to the playoffs, Mahomes was an offside call and a good defense away from making it to the Super Bowl which he most likely would have won.
At the beginning of the 2019 season, Mahomes continued his dominance thanks to his signature side arm throws that had defenders contemplating their life choices. After the first three games, it seemed like Mahomes would be able to put up yet another 50-touchdown season but a knee injury kept him out for a few weeks. Ever since returning to the field, Mahomes has picked up right where he left off and looks poised to lead the Chiefs through yet another deep playoff run. Aside from maybe Lamar Jackson and Tom Brady, there isn’t a single QB in the league who feared more than Mahomes. Every time he takes the field, there is a real fear that he can score a touchdown at will, which makes him the most dangerous weapon in the sport. If he had won the Super Bowl, he probably would have been number one on our list.
1. Kawhi Leonard
As you were making your way through this list, you probably anticipated the inclusion of Kawhi Leonard. The Los Angeles Clippers superstar gets to be number one on our list because in 2019, he captured the hearts of an entire country and gave them their first ever experience of NBA glory. Of course, Leonard carried the Toronto Raptors to the NBA Title last season and he did so in exceptional fashion. There were various moments that defined Leonard’s title run although perhaps the best was his last-second shot against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7 of the second round. His dominance in the Finals was something to be admired and with the win, he was able to secure NBA Finals MVP honors.
Leonard did more than win an NBA title, though. He was the first athlete signed to New Balance’s new basketball line and has helped resurrect the brand’s image. The various memes that surround him have become legendary and no athlete gets social media laughing harder than Kawhi. When it came time for free agency, Leonard was the one player that got obsessive media coverage. For a full week, Kawhi was arguably the most popular name on this very website as fans were hanging on to his every move. Eventually, Leonard signed with the Los Angeles Clippers and is paired up with Paul George on what could be a perennial title contender.
If there is any athlete who dominated all of 2019, it would be Kawhi Leonard. He’s the reason why we have terms like “load management” and he’s also the reason why the Warriors dynasty has crumbled before our very eyes. 2020 looks promising for the “Fun Guy” and we can’t wait to see what he does in the future.
Who do you think was the best athlete of 2019? Let us know in the comments below.
Cardi B On The Direction Of Her New Album: "I Can’t Just Go With What’s Hot"
Cardi B is focusing on her project but she’s faced a dilemma in the direction of the follow-up to “Invasion Of Privacy.”
Cardi B may have been doubted for a long time but she proved herself with Invasion Of Privacy. Her forthcoming project appears like it could drop at some point next year. Cardi has had a busy schedule with her appearance in Hustlers and her role as a judge on Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow but she’s still been grinding on her new project.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Cardi revealed what we might be able to expect from the project. While she’s potentially facing the issue of a sophomore slump but that can’t be determined until it drops. But she still doesn’t know exactly which direction she wants to go in with this one.
“There’s certain music that I want to do, but I feel like, is people interested in that? I feel like things have changed. It’s more like a twerk sound going on right now. It’s just like, ‘Should I just do my music around that?’ But I cannot just go with what’s hot. I still gotta go with what I want to do.”
That seems to be a contrasting approach to Invasion Of Privacy. The rapper revealed that she aimed to make a project that would please everyone which she succeeded in doing.
“I was going with what I want people to hear, and what I like, so that’s what I’m doing now,” Cardi continued. “I’m just having fun in the studio, because if you think, “My first album was like this, I gotta have the same recipe,” it’s just not gonna work.”
Cardi B Says She Was “Just Kidding” When Revealing “Tiger Woods” Album Title
Cardi B said she was just kidding about naming her album “Tiger Woods,” but it could stick.
A few weeks ago, Cardi B was on IG Live when she let it slip that her next album would be called Tiger Woods. “I’m going to name my album Tiger Woods, because remember when everybody was talking shit on Tiger Woods and then he fucking came and won that green jacket? That’s what I’m going to name my album,” she said during a live-stream.
Well it turns out that may not be the case after all. Cardi was a guest on the RapRadar podcast recently, along with her Rhythm + Flow judge T.I., when she revealed she was just kidding about the title. However she did say she kinda liked it too, so maybe it’ll stick after all?
“Oh my god. I was just kidding! I seen him on ESPN but I kinda like it too,” she said while Elliott admitted it being “kinda hot.”
Cardi then continued the Tiger comparison, saying “Sports judges and everything they was talking so badly about him like. ‘he’s trash. He’s wack. He should retire’ and then he came back and won that green jacket and then there’s a video of him hearing all those bad critics and he did just this… [looked up] ‘yeah’.” See the clip (below).
In addition to that, Cardi also talked about some of her early inspirations, which she said came from the Chicago drill scene. Hear more about that (below) and listen to the full interview here.
Cardi B "Tiger Woods" Album: Fans React To The Odd Title
Cardi B announced her plans to release an album called "Tiger Woods" next year.
After gracing us with a number of hard-hitting mixtapes, Cardi B made her worldwide impact last year by releasing her debut album Invasion of Privacy. The project is still picking up heavy streams on a weekly basis, serving as one of the top hip-hop/pop albums of its year. She's been hard at work on her next album, teasing it for quite some time with cryptic information about when it could be released. At first, fans believed they may get it by the end of 2018 but clearly, that wasn't the case. Now that this year is coming to a close, Cardi has finally revealed her intentions to drop in 2020, telling the world that she plans to name the album Tiger Woods.
The name of the project took everybody by surprise but, with her explanation, it all started to make sense. "I’m going to name my album Tiger Woods, because remember when everybody was talking shit on Tiger Woods and then he fucking came and won that green jacket? That’s what I’m going to name my album," she said during a live-stream. While the title falls in line with Bardi's war against the media and how she continually gets slandered in headlines, some people still didn't understand why she would go and name the album after one of golf's biggest legends ever. Social media was ablaze with people trying to understand her reasoning and some fans even gave her suggestions for alternatives.
Check out some of the most confused posts below and let us know what you think of the name.