A golf match featuring Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and football icons Tom Brady and Peyton Manning is being planned for sometime in May, ESPN reported Wednesday.
Turner Sports told ESPN the event would possibly be held Memorial Day weekend at an undisclosed location -- likely Florida -- without spectators. The competition would air live on TNT.
The Action Network reported the event will be called "The Match: Champions for Charity" and that all proceeds from the event will go to COVID-19 relief efforts.
Event organizers are working with state and local government and public health officials to make sure the event follows safety and health protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Manning was asked about the event earlier Wednesday during a radio appearance on 104.3 The Fan in Denver.
"There was talks about doing it all along anyway," Manning told the station. "And now, to have a chance to have a major fundraising event for COVID-19 relief, almost like a telethon if you will ... if that can take place, I'm all in for that."
The Action Network reported that it is likely that Woods and Manning will compete against Mickelson and Brady. One course said to be in the running is Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla., located just north of Woods' home in Jupiter.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently expressed support of the event featuring golf stars and football legends.
"I'd like to see Woods and Mickelson do the golf, or whatever, because that's social distance," DeSantis told reporters on April 15. "You wouldn't have a gallery there. You wouldn't have crowds. But to put that on TV, I think people have been starved for content."
The PGA Tour said it hasn't signed off on the event but is evaluating health and safety concerns.
Play on the PGA Tour has been suspended since the first round of The Players Championship was played on March 12. The Tour's revised schedule released last Thursday would begin with Charles Schwab Challenge (June 11-14) in Fort Worth, Texas.
In addition to the Charles Schwab Challenge, the other tournaments currently slated to be held without fans are the RBC Heritage (June 18-21) in Hilton Head, S.C.; the Travelers Championship (June 25-28) in Cromwell, Conn.; and the Rocket Mortgage Classic (July 2-5) in Detroit.