Peyton Manning to play with Tiger Woods in Memorial Pro-Am

Peyton Manning at Pebble Beach Pro-am in 2017. Credit: Michael Madrid, USA TODAY Sports.

According to Sports Illustrated, former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will pair with Tiger Woods in the Memorial Pro-Am on May 30.

We’re not just talking two great players in their respective sports, but two all-time legends. Manning retired after helping lead the Broncos to their third Super Bowl victory, on Feb. 7, 2016. For Manning, it was the cap of a sensational 17-year NFL career which included two Super Bowl wins, being named NFL MVP five times and finishing as the career-leader in passing yards and touchdowns.

Woods revolutionized golf in the late 90s and early 2000s, smashing drives with athleticism, sinking crazy putts and winning 14 majors along the way. After having back surgery in 2015, and pushing hard to get back, Woods is finally back to playing on the PGA Tour this year.

Woods has played in the Memorial Pro-Am multiple times, winning five times in total. He and Manning have played together twice, in 2009 at the Quail Hollow Championship and in 2005 at a Pro-Am at Bay Hill.

“It’s everything you’d think it would be,” Manning said in 2009 per DenverBroncos.com. “It’s really special. Watching him hit the ball, listening to him hit the ball, he tells great golf stories.”

The Memorial Tournament takes place May 30-June 3 in Dublin, OH.

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