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It was a great 2 weeks for Phil Miskelson who capped it off with another major victory in his already great career. The wins will cost Mickelson 61% of his earnings. Mickelson will pay a bunch of money in taxes to England. He thought it was tough living in California and paying the self-employment taxes at the beginning of the 2013 season. Those taxes are nothing compared to the 61% he will give up in his European wins. Phil won $2,167,500 in the past two weeks by winning the Scottish Open and the Open Championship. The taxes Phil will pay out will add up to 61% and if that wasn’t bad enough, Mickelson will be taxed on any endorsements he did in Europe too. The UK is one of the few countries around the world that taxes people on their endorsements. Mickelson could be paying the UK for a while. By winning 2 weeks in a row in Europe, Mickelson’s new found fame on European soil could cost Mickelson a ton of money. While Phil won well over 2 million in earnings with his 2 victories, he will only be taking home $842,700. He has something to complain about now. Paying out over 61% is very costly to anyone. Mickelson is far from broke and I wouldn’t feel sorry for him. Forbes has him listed as the worlds 7th highest paid athlete making $48.7 million in Forbes’ June list of the world’s highest-paid athletes. He can still make ends meet.
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Phil Mickelson has won the British Open with a spectacular finish.
Mickelson shot a 5-under 66 Sunday to match the best round of the tournament and win his first claret jug. The celebration began while there were still four groups on the course. Lefty birdied four of the last six holes, capped by a 10-footer at the tough 18th to claim his fifth major title.
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Por PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press Phil Mickelson conquisto el Abierto Britanico con un final spectacular.
El estadounidense cerro su actuacion el domingo con una rueda de 66 golpes, cinco bajo par, igualando la mejor marca del torneo.
La celebracion comenzo cuando todavia habia cuatro grupos por completar la rueda final.
''Lefty'' hizo birdies en cuatro de los...
The Masters? Check. The PGA Championship? Check. The British Open? Nope. Check.
Phil Mickelson blocked out all of the demons that have plagued him coming down the stretch in major championships to capture his first British Open title. The British Open always seemed like the major tournament that is least likely to fit Phil’s game. The combination of less than ideal...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist His coach was all business before the round. His caddie was in tears afterward. Only Phil Mickelson seemed to know how many magical moments he was capable of unfurling in between.
''I said, ''Even-par or 1 under could win this thing.' He said, `I'm going to be better than that,''' coach Butch...
Phil Mickelson birdied four of his final six holes -- which also included a critical par save at the par-3 16th -- to clear Henrik Stenson by three shots and win his first Open Championship on Sunday at Muirfield.
Here are 5 Things to take away from Sunday's conclusion of the 142nd Open in Gullane, Scotland:
1. PHIL THE THRILL: Calling it "probably the best round of my...
A month ago, Phil Mickelson was inconsolable after losing the US Open (again) and finishing second (again- for the 6th time)...
He needed a 66 (5-under) to leapfrog a lot of people and get some key birdies down the stretch that others didn't (see Messrs. Scott, Westwood, and Poulter as examples)... and he now has 5 majors under his belt to tie him...
Phil Mickelson shot a 66 at the final round of the British Open on Sunday to come from five strokes back to start the day and win his fifth major and first Open Championship. Lee Westwood, who entered the day with a two-stroke lead over a pair of Americans, Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan, struggled [...]
ATLANTA In the spirit of Phil Mickelson's first Open Championship golf title ('Lefty' to his fans), the Atlanta Falcons will start training camp on Thursday with the majority of talent and depth slanted to the left side for both offense and defense.
The right side with the notable exception of defensive end Osi Umenyiora stands out as the weaker half. Right tackle...
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The storylines were already written in pencil, ready to be inked in the Sunday evening papers.
There were three options: Woods gains ground on Nicklaus’s shadow. Or Westwood escapes past demons. Or the common refrain of the past five years: Woods still not the Woods of old. Those were the stories the golf world was prepared to tell on Monday Morning.
Then Phil Mickelson stepped...
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I watched the end of the British Open Sunday morning. Phil Mickelson played his face off the last 4 holes and won his first British title. The award ceremony was very polite, made me feel...