Posted January 21, 2013 on AP on Fox
Phil Mickelson is relying on some self-deprecating humor and his worst moment in golf to stop the chatter about his taxes. Mickelson caused a sensation earlier this week by saying new federal and state tax rates kept him from being part of the San Diego Padres' new ownership group and might force him to move away from his native California. He has referred to the 2006 US Open at Winged Foot, when he hit a drive way left that led to double bogey and cost him a major title. He says this time he was ''way right,'' referring to his position on taxes, and that he should not have spoken publicly about his financial views. Mickelson says it was insensitive to those who are struggling to find a job.

Phil Mickelson Threatens To Retire Over High Tax Rates Then Apologizes

Ever since I left my beloved Texas I have been dreading filing my taxes. Although I’m not rich I imagine that’s how Phil Michelson is feeling at this moment. Michelson has a network of 150 million dollar, but in order to keep every shiny cent in his pocket he is considering moving to another state or walking away from golf altogether. California voted to increase taxes on incomes...

Phil Mickelson Might Retire Due to Tax Increases

Phil Mickelson is not a very happy camper when it comes to the new taxes he's getting charged.  Mickelson is worth an estimated 150 million according to celebrity net worth.  Not a bad chunk of change to say the least.  He's a California resident and he talked about moving out of the state or retiring from golf all together. “There are going to be some drastic changes...

The Reason Mickelson bailed on Padres Ownership

Last year, Mickelson flirted with becoming a part-owner of the San Diego Padres franchise, which sold for $800 million in August. He was asked Sunday whether there was a correlation between the tax increases and what happened to the Padres' deal. "Absolutely," Mickelson said.   In November of 2012 Prop 30 was passed in the State of California. It was...

Is Phil Mickelson considering leave from country in response to tax hikes?

Pro golfer Phil Mickelson has collected over $73 million in career earnings, according to Forbes magazine. This doesn't even include the roughly $40 million he receives in endorsement money per year. Basically, Mickelson is one of the highest paid athletes in the world of sports. However, the recent federal and state tax hikes have the 42-year old promising "drastic changes...

Mickelson apologizes for tax talk

Phil Mickelson didn't wait for his normal pre-tournament press conference to address his comments about looming tax questions that he will face in his native California. On Tuesday morning, he released this statement: "I know I have my usual pre-tournament press conference scheduled this week, but I felt I needed to address the comments I made following the Humana Challenge...

Mickelson plans 'drastic changes' over taxes

Phil Mickelson has hinted at a move away from California, perhaps the United States and maybe even away from golf as he seeks to escape punitive tax rates. ''It's been an interesting offseason,'' Mickelson said Sunday after the final round of the Humana Challenge. ''And I'm going to have to make some drastic changes. I'm not going to jump the...

Phil Mickelson biatches about taxes

Have you seen your paycheck shrink during the first 3 weeks of 2013? Of course you have -- fiscal cliff avoided but...your SS taxes are up. Phil Mickelson, with a net worth of nearly $200 million... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Tax bite: Mickelson's 'drastic changes'

Phil Mickelson gave a civics lesson after his play Sunday in the final round of the Humana Challenge. The lecture: I'm not going to pay more in taxes than I can take home to my wife and kids. As a longtime California resident, Mickelson vented after shooting a final-round 66 for a 17-under 271 total and tie for 37th in his 2013 debut. Last fall, Californians approved Proposition...

Phil Mickelson Backtracks on Statements About American Tax Codes

SAN DIEGO — Phil Mickelson says he should have kept his opinions on taxes to himself. Mickelson had suggested “drastic changes” were in store for him — perhaps moving from his native California — because of changes in federal and state taxes that he says tap into more than 60 percent of his income. He said it “absolutely” was a factor in deciding against becoming part...

Phil Mickelson hints at retiring because of increased taxes

In an interview on President Barack Obama’s inauguration day, Phil Mickelson hinted at potentially retiring because of the increased taxation that he will face in now.“I’m not going to jump the gun and do it right away, but there are going to be some drastic changes for me because I happen to be in that zone that has been targeted both federally and by the state. And, you know...
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