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Charles Barkley buries Steph Curry and Peyton Manning, promptly hits shank two holes later

November 27, 2020

After Steph Curry and Peyton Manning took a 1 up lead after one hole of "The Match: Champions for Change," it's been all Charles Barkley and Phil Mickelson. And yes, Barkley is shockingly playing okay, though Mickelson is doing most of the heavy lifting. 

Barkley and Mickelson are playing so well, in fact, that the Chuckster was already touching the money before they even made the turn. After taking a 4 up lead through seven holes, Sir Charles asked for play-by-play man Brian Anderson, then spoke directly into the camera, delivering the perfect mid-match dagger to Curry and Manning: 

Oh SNAP. This was well played, but before even reaching the eighth tee? Seems a little early to be calling it, even at 4 up. 

It appears the golf gods are already making Barkley pay. After he and Mickelson lost the eighth hole, here's what he did on the par-3 ninth:

Yikes... Let's hold off on those L&O reruns for now.