What is Tom Brady’s handicap? A look at the NFL star’s golf game ahead of Tiger-Phil Match II
Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has a new season with a new team on the horizon, but first he will compete on the golf course in front of live TV cameras when he teams up with Phil Mickelson against Tiger Woods and former NFL great Peyton Manning in The Match: Champions for Charity.
The match takes place on Sunday, and with Brady’s game about to be exposed for millions to see, we thought it was a good time to take a look at how his game stacks up.
Tom Brady’s golf handicap
The simplest way to get a glimpse at Brady’s talent on the golf course is through his handicap, and the most recent scores he has posted. Brady’s official handicap index currently sits at 8.1. That’s far from the plus-handicaps of PGA Tour pros, but very good for just about anyone else.
His course handicap at Medalist Golf Club, venue for the Tiger-Phil Match II, is 11 due to the venue’s difficult course and slope ratings (73.1/141). That means that on the par-72 course his target score would be 83, though given the match play format of the Champions for Charity event, target scores matter little.
For comparison’s sake, Manning sports a 6.4 index and will carry a 9 handicap at Medalist. Mickelson and Woods, on the other hand, are well into the plus-range.
The last official score Brady posted was an 86 in April, the only score he entered in 2020. He recorded more than 10 scores during the 2019 NFL offseason, with most falling between the mid-80s and mid-90s.
One alarming recent score occurred in March of last year, when Brady shot an ugly 106 away from his home course in Massachusetts. Even worse news for Brady and Mickelson’s prospects is the fact that he carded that 106 at, of all places, Medalist Golf Club.
His most recent comments about the state of his game don’t inspire much confidence either. In a preview video for the match against Woods and Manning, Brady referred to his game as “somewhere between s— poor and pitiful.”
“Unfortunately I’m focusing on football right now and I’m still working and golf will come at a later date,” he continued, “but I can get a little bit streaky.”
His non-PGA Tour opponent Manning has no such distractions, having retired from the NFL in 2016 after winning his second Super Bowl title with the Denver Broncos.
What golf clubs does Tom Brady belong to?
Given his love for golf and his status as one of the most famous and successful NFL players in history, there’s a good chance that Brady belongs to several golf clubs around the country. But there are two big ones where we are certain Brady is a member.
The former New England Patriots quarterback’s current home club is The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., a historic course ranked No. 38 in GOLF’s Top 100 Courses in the World ranking. Brady joined the exclusive club in 2017 after years of trying. However, with his move to Florida to play for the Bucs, there’s a good chance he will need to find a new home club.
Fortunately, he’s got that covered.
Brady recently joined another storied club closer to his new home, Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla., which could become his new official home course. Seminole was the site of the TaylorMade Driving Relief event on May 17 that pitted PGA Tour pros Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff.
Despite the fact that Brady holds the weakest handicap of the participants in the match, anything can happen in one round, especially when the player in question has a proven track record of success in high-level competition. The Match: Champions for Charity begins at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday on TNT.