“It’s a good thing, and you should watch it more often,” he said. “Because it makes you happy.”
DIVOTS: Phil Mickelson will make his debut on Monday Night Football with a wedge in his hand and at $1 million to provide new books to needy children through a nonprofit called “First Book.” Mickelson’s 100-yard shot in the “KPMG Chip4Charity” will take place next Monday at Qualcomm Stadium at halftime of the San Diego Chargers-Denver Broncos game. He will be in one end zone, aiming at a target in the other end zone that has a green ($50,000 that will buy 20,000 books), three rings (the outer ring worth $100,000) and a bulls-eye worth $1 million. … Mexico has been selected as host of the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships, the 50-year anniversary of when it first hosted the event. It joins the United States, Australia, Argentina and Fiji as countries that have been chosen to host the event twice. … Patrick Reed, who made it through Monday qualifying six times this year for PGA Tour events, is playing the Frys.com Open as a sponsor exemption.
STAT OF THE WEEK: There have been eight rounds of 61 on the PGA Tour this year, all on different golf courses.
FINAL WORD: “I asked the scorer when I got done if there was a chance I could get my amateur status back.” _ John Daly after an 86 in the third round at Las Vegas.