Charles Barkley’s golf swing on live television seems as good an excuse to turn on the TV the day after Thanksgiving as any.
Chuck will be taking part in “Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change,” otherwise dubbed The Match 3. It’ll pit a team of Barkley and Phil Mickelson against Stephen Curry and Peyton Manning at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Arizona. The proceeds raised during the event will primarily go to supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Manning and Mickelson both took part in an iteration of The Match earlier this year that also featured Tiger Woods and Tom Brady.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune into Friday afternoon’s The Match 3.
What channel is The Match 3 on?
- TV channel: TNT
- Start time: 3 p.m. ET
The TNT booth on Black Friday will feature regular TNT play-by-play man Brian Anderson calling the action. He’ll be joined by golfer Trevor Immelman, who was also involved with the Masters’ television broadcast, along with current NBA player Andre Iguodala.
The on-course reporters for the event will be Cheyenne Woods (Tiger’s niece) and Gary McCord. The broadcast will also feature special guests throughout, including Eli Manning joining Michelle Wie during the pre-match show.
TNT’s HD channel number for major TV providers is as follows:
- DirecTV: 245
- Dish Network: 138
- Verizon FiOS: 551
- AT&T U-verse: 1108
- XFinity: 833
- CenturyLink Prism: 108
- Orby TV: 101
In Canada: CNN International, Rogers 118 (Ontario), Telus 827, Bell Fibe 511 (Ontario).
The Match 3 live stream
- Date: Friday, Nov. 27
- Live stream: Watch TNT | Bleacher Report | B/R App
The simplest way for anyone with access to TNT via their cable or satellite package to stream the match is to go to Watch TNT, where you’ll essentially be tuning into the live television broadcast as it happens.
Bleacher Report is a partner of TNT, so the B/R services are also available to stream this event. To subscribe to B/R Live, which can be accessed via the web or the B/R app, requires a payment.
The Match 3 start time
- Date: Nov. 27
- Start time: 3 p.m. ET
The official golf action is supposed to get underway at 3 p.m. ET at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Arizona (so it’ll be 1 p.m. local time for the start).
According to TNT’s TV schedule, the pre-match show is scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m. ET.
The Match 3 announcers
The Match 3 features quite the host of announcers. Brian Anderson will be doing play-by-play, and he’ll be a familiar voice from baseball and basketball settings on TNT in the past.
Anderson will be joined by two color commentators: Golfer Trevor Immelman, who worked the Masters as well, and active NBA player Andre Iguodala, a former teammate of Curry’s in Golden State. The on-course reporters will be Cheyenee Woods, who is Tiger’s niece, and Gary McCord.