Tiger Woods match announcers feature Justin Thomas and Charles Barkley

Justin Thomas hits a tee shot earlier this year.

Justin Thomas will be one of the announcers for The Match: Champions for Charity.

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Justin Thomas hasn’t swung a golf club professionally in nine weeks. 

He’s scoring as well as he ever has. 

One day after he was posing on Instagram with actress Kathryn Newton for Polo Golf, and hours after his likeness was placed on the cover of the new “PGA Tour 2K21” video game, Thomas was named Thursday as one of the on-course commentators for The Match: Champions for Charity, the fundraising golf event between the team of Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning, and the team of Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. 

Thomas should know how to hit most any kind of shot at the site of the May 24 event, Medalist Golf Club in Florida.

Earlier in May, he and fellow PGA Tour golfer Rickie Fowler played the course using persimmon woods and balata golf balls in a throwback round. In 2018, Thomas hit a shot from a muddy lie – without a shirt. He’s also a member. 

Another analyst of the event should know about playing for money.

Charles Barkley will join Thomas, along with Trevor Immelman, Amanda Balionis and Brian Anderson, as part of the coverage for the 3 p.m. event on TNT. Earlier this month on GOLF.com’s Subpar podcast, Barkley said fellow NBA great Michael Jordan once told him he could pick up a putt that was worth $1,000. Why? Jordan didn’t want Barkley in his line for his $100,000 roll. 

“I said, ‘What!’” Barkley said on the podcast.    

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Nick Piastowski is a Senior Editor at Golf.com and Golf Magazine. In his role, he is responsible for editing, writing and developing stories across the golf space. And when he’s not writing about ways to hit the golf ball farther and straighter, the Milwaukee native is probably playing the game, hitting the ball left, right and short, and drinking a cold beer to wash away his score. You can reach out to him about any of these topics — his stories, his game or his beers — at nick.piastowski@golf.com.

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