Although he was quick to confirm it wasn’t a hole-in-one, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers flagger reflected on a “once in a lifetime” shot, as well as the opportunity to mix things up on social media.
“We did some fun stuff, me being a lot of the younger generation,” Brady told CNN’s Andy Scholes.
“I think over the years doing different little content things…it’s amazing the engagement you get.”
The footage sparked much debate online about whether the shot was genuine or guided into the hole by the wonders of the visual effects, with the Cincinnati Bengals’ Trent Taylor among those who were unconvinced.
“That’s wrong, isn’t it? tweeted the wide receiver.
The star-studded golf match between young and old – featuring four of the last five NFL MVPs – will start at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort June 1.
Brady’s drone exploits caught the eye of 2018 MVP Mahomes, who quickly threw a backhanded compliment.
Playing Mahomes and Allen, Brady is hoping to improve on his record, having lost in his previous two appearances at ‘The Match’.
All four players will have open mics for the duration of the 12-hole event, allowing quarterbacks to communicate with competitors and commentators.
The live coverage – which will begin at 6.30pm ET – will be televised exclusively by TNT. Turner Sports will air “The Match” for the sixth time since the event’s inception in 2018.
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CNN’s Ben Morse contributed reporting.