In case you missed what happened Sunday at the Humana Challenge, Phil Mickelson talked a few minutes behind the 18th green about his dislike of paying higher taxes and, oh, by the way: Brian Gay won a three-man playoff.
So if you're scoring headlines at home: IRS 1, Gay 0.
On the other hand, Gay will gladly cash the $1,008,000 check and, of course, pay less in taxes than Mickelson because he lives in Florida and makes a few bucks less annually. Check that. Few million less.
When Mickelson said he needs to make "drastic changes" when complaining about tax hikes for high earners, my first thought was: What do ditch diggers, bus drivers, dish washers, unemployed people or any other two-word category besides pro golfer think of that?
Apparently Mickelson realized that himself, for in apologizing Wednesday for the second day in a row he said his public remarks were insensitive to "people who do not have jobs or live paycheck to paycheck."