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Mickelson to attempt $1M chip for charity during MNF

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ST.ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 02: Simon Dyson of England reacts after putting on the 17th green during the second round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on October 2, 2009 in St. Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)  - 

The stakes have been raised for the man with perhaps the world's best short game.

Phil Mickelson will be center stage at halftime of the NFL Monday Night Football game on Oct. 15, attempting a chip that could win $1 million for a youth literacy initiative.

As part of KPMG's 'Chip4Charity,' Mickelson will attempt a 100-yard shot at Qualcomm Stadium during intermission of the game between the Denver Broncos and host San Diego Chargers. Mickelson will hit from one end zone, with a target constructed in the opposite end zone.

For hitting the 'green' with his shot, the 3-time Masters champion will win $50,000 for First Book, a non-profit organization which provides new books for children in need. Three smaller target rings around the 'hole' will yield prizes ranging from $100,000 for the outer ring to $1 million - the equivalent of 400,000 books - if Mickelson can hit the bullseye.