Devil Ball Golf

Phil Mickelson misses $1 million shot at halftime of ‘Monday Night Football’ game

Jonathan Wall
Devil Ball Golf

Well that didn't go according to plan. On Monday night, Phil Mickelson had the chance to earn $1 million dollars for First Book, a non-profit organization which provides new books for children in need, by taking dead aim from one end zone at QUALCOMM Stadium during the "Monday Night Football" game between the Chargers and Broncos and hitting a target 100 yards away in the other end zone.

It sounded so easy for one of the greatest short game magicians in golf history. But instead of sticking it close with his 56-degree wedge -- he needed to get the ball within 5 feet of the target to win the $1 million -- Mickelson airmailed the green and left the field to a chorus of boos from the crowd.

Tough crowd! Mickelson still earned $50,000 for First Book, so the charity didn't go home empty-handed. And to be honest, the $50,000 was actually the highlight of the night, as the hometown Chargers followed Mickelson's lead and completely missed the mark in the second half.

After taking a 24-0 lead into halftime, the Chargers ended up going scoreless over the final two quarters and watched as the Peyton Manning-led Broncos put up 35 points to win the game 35-24. To say two of San Diego's biggest names had a rough Monday night would be an understatement.

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