Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mickelson-chargers_300Phil Mickelson's foray into football during Monday night's Chargers-Broncos contest brought mixed results for Lefty in front of his hometown fans.
Mickelson faced a 100-yard shot, from one end zone to the other, for charity in a promotion sponsored by one of his sponsors, KPMG. If Mickelson had hit the bullseye of the green-shaped target, he would have won $1 million for FirstBook, which donates books to needy children.
Instead, he missed long, earning just $50,000. San Diego fans proved less-than-sunny in their response to Lefty's shot.
Mickelson didn't let all the fans down, though. By all accounts, Lefty, a San Diego resident and Chargers fan, showed some impressive insight when asked to break down the contest as part of ESPN's pregame show.
Despite the miss, it was a unique night for Mickelson.
"This is an amazing experience," Mickelson said. "In golf, we don't get this. The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale has nothing on this. This was awesome, seeing the Jumbotron with my picture, as I'm looking up taking the shot, that was unique. That was something that was pretty cool.'' Related Photos: Mickelson's career | Mickelson's clubs (Photo: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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