Love or hate him, during his seven seasons in the nation’s capital, Bryce Harper made for must-watch television. From his massive home runs to gunning players down at the plate, Harper helped bring relevance to National’s baseball. You never knew what he was going to do next, but it wasn’t just his all-around play that made him so polarizing. He had an infectious energy that would never cease to elevate the crowd.
In a high-stakes golf match with all eyes on you, Harper is the perfect candidate. Instead of punishing baseballs, he would crush golf balls onto the green with relative ease. Every time he makes an impressive play, expect a hair flip. Facing off against Brady and Mickelson? No problem. Harper has always lived for the biggest moments against the strongest opponents.
In fact, don’t be surprised if Harper is the one constantly chirping Brady instead of the other way around. The 27-year old has shown time and time again he knows how to get under people’s skin. During his rookie year in 2012, veteran Cole Hamels intentionally hit him with a pitch, as a welcome to the Big Leagues. He kept his cool and later successfully stole home. Harper has never been one to shy away from the spotlight and “The Match” would be perfect for his brand.