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A quarter of a million dollars to play a round of golf with Phil Mickelson?! The option is yours now

October 16, 2017

Andrew Redington

How much would you spend to play a round of golf with Phil Mickelson? Well, now you can put your money where your mouth is. And have your money go to a good cause.

A round of golf with the five-time major champ is up for auction on and it's already drawn an opening bid of $50,000. However, the round (a foursome with Phil, plus lunch) at Mickelson's home course in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., is valued at $250,000.

That's a lot of dough, but proceeds from the sale will benefit Operation Healing Forces, an organization that serves active-duty and recent-veteran wounded, ill and injured Special Operations Forces and their families, through mental, physical and emotional healing in preparation to return to the fight or transition into civilian life. So don't be shy when it comes to opening up that wallet.

"Operation Healing Forces is an organization that I truly care about and I'm thrilled to be raising money for the work they are doing to help our wounded special operations troops and their significant others,” Mickelson said in a statement.

Bidding ends Nov. 1. At that point, the winner will have a three-month window (Nov. 15 to Feb. 15) to schedule the round -- and inevitable aerodynamics discussion over lunch -- with Mickelson.