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  • Phil Mickelson Faces 61 Percent Tax Rate Following Back-To-Back Wins

    07/25/2013 2:30:49 PM PDT · by grundle · 45 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | July 24, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thanks to his recent wins at both The Open Championship and the Scottish Open, Phil Mickelson pocketed more than $2.16 million in just two weeks. The world’s top golfer —who came under fire earlier this year when he complained about his supposed 60 percent tax rate as a California resident — is taking another hit on his recent earnings. According to Forbes, Mickelson has been subjected to the United Kingdom’s 45 percent tax rate for those who make more than £150,000 a year. In addition, the magazine reports, he will be taxed on a portion of...
  • Phil Mickelson wins Scottish Open

    07/14/2013 12:30:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 14, 2013 | Kyle Porter
    Phil Mickelson won the Scottish Open on Sunday with a final-round 3-under-par 69 plus a playoff hole with South African Branden Grace. Mickelson held off Grace by one at Inverness, Scotland after he birdied the first playoff hole and Grace parred it. Lefty made it more difficult than it needed to be, though. When needing a par on the 72nd hole, he did his best Phil Mickelson impression and three-putted from 20 feet for bogey to put himself into the playoff with Grace, who had already finished. Mickelson then nearly holed out his third shot (a wedge) on the 607-yard,...
  • Phil Mickelson and the Sports Star Tax Migration (Plenty of elite athlete company in Florida)

    01/28/2013 8:21:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/28/2013 | ALLYSIA FINLEY
    America's top-grossing golfer Phil Mickelson drove himself into a bunker on Jan. 20 when he said that federal and California state tax hikes had made him contemplate making "drastic changes" in his life—including, it was widely assumed, moving to a no-income-tax state such as Texas or Florida. But he was only stating publicly what many professional athletes are mulling privately. No doubt they'll keep their thoughts private, too, given the uproar that ensued. The golfer known as Lefty outraged lefties by noting that a tax burden of more than 60% seemed excessive. Didn't he know that athletes—unlike Hollywood celebrities—are supposed...
  • Teed off: Golf star Phil Mickelson may bolt California over taxes

    01/21/2013 10:11:39 AM PST · by Baynative · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 1.21.13 | Staff
    For golf legend Phil Mickelson, the low 60s makes for a great score on the links — and a lousy tax rate in his home state of California. Mickelson said “drastic changes” are ahead for him due to federal and California state tax increases that have pushed his tax rate to what he figures adds up to “62, 63 percent.” The left-hander will talk more about his plans — possibly moving out of California or even retiring altogether — before his hometown Farmers Insurance Open, the San Diego-area event that begins Thursday at Torrey Pines.
  • Golfer Phil Mickelson May Call It Quits Due To Climbing Tax Rates

    01/21/2013 5:12:50 AM PST · by tellw · 51 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/21/2013 | Tony Nitti, Contributor
    Word is, Phil Mickelson is mad as hell about rising tax rates, and he’s not going to take it anymore. What follows is a brief portion of an interview Mickelson gave earlier today after carding a final-round 66 at the Palmer Course at PGA West in La Quinta – which I assure you, is not associated with the La Quinta next door to your local Denny’s – in which the golfer hinted that he is considering drastic career changes because of a combined tax rate nearing “62, 63 percent:”
  • Phil Mickelson is in Abu Dhabi and it's no joke for Bob Hope Classic [Golf Ping]

    01/20/2011 7:33:05 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 15 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | January 19, 2011 | Lawrence Donegan
    Professional golf is changing and proof of that was to be found on the eve of the Abu Dhabi Championship as the great and good prepared for tomorrow's opening round of the first big European Tour event of the year. Lee Westwood was there, Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell, too, but inevitably the eyes were drawn to Phil Mickelson.
  • Ryder Cup 2010: round one to Europe (Corey Pavin's wife's crappy clothes)

    09/28/2010 7:50:44 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 34 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9-28-2010 | Hannah Betts
    The arrival of the US team at the Ryder Cup this week resembled an invasion of science teachers, lost in time and space after an experiment went wrong back in 1977. Boxy jackets, Travolta trousers and – please God, no — are those slip-on shoes? Small wonder that several team members chose to don dark glasses. The kit for the 1999 tournament was so heinous that Tiger Woods admitted to incinerating his outfit in its wake. This year, he may be tempted to set light to it before.
  • Which Golfer Deserves More Endorsements?

    04/15/2010 4:42:03 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 22 replies · 500+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 04/15/10 | Rob Binsrick
    As is true for most professional athletes, PGA golfers are often showered with endorsement money from golf suppliers and other companies to advertise and be spokesmen for their products and services. Some golfers have obviously done better than others in the endorsement market, which is often determined by the exposure that certain golfers receive during television broadcasts of golf tournaments and elsewhere. Certainly other criteria come into play as well in terms of which golfers companies want out there hawking their products and services for them. A quick analysis of two golfers shows some of the criteria that companies must...
  • One for Amy: Lefty claims his third green jacket

    04/12/2010 7:56:45 AM PDT · by rhema · 45 replies · 1,421+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/12/10 | PAUL NEWBERR
    AUGUSTA, Ga. – As Phil Mickelson strolled up to the 18th green, his third green jacket locked up, he wondered if his wife would be waiting for him. She'd been there the first two times he won the Masters, but he would've understood if she decided to skip this victory celebration. Yet there she was, waiting with an embrace they'll remember for a lifetime. "I normally don't shed tears over wins," Mickelson said, his eyes watering. "When Amy and I hugged off 18, that was a very emotional moment for us. I'll cherish every moment of this week." Eleven months...
  • 'Phony' label doesn't fit Phil Mickelson

    04/11/2010 3:14:12 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 103 replies · 1,983+ views
    golf.com ^ | 4/11/10 | Joe Posnanski
    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Okay, so I have two friends who do not like Phil Mickelson. Actually, I know quite a few people who do not like Phil Mickelson. But there are two in particular I'm thinking about today after Mickelson put on one of the greatest shows ever on a Masters Saturday. Back-to-back eagles! Almost a third eagle! A brilliant 67! A slot in the final pairing on Sunday! Yes, I know two people who are not happy. One of those people is a colleague who knows Mickelson a little bit (but only a little bit) and the other is...
  • Phil Mickelson Talks About His Family's Battle with Breast Cancer - Video

    07/26/2009 5:54:36 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 312+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of PGA Golfer Phil Mickelson talking recently about his wife's battle with breast cancer. He says his wife Amy is doing well, and he may be able to return to playing golf soon. Mickelson also talks about the importance of Tiger Woods to the game of golf, and how amazing it was for Tom Watson to nearly win the British Open. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Recap of the 2009 Masters Tournament; Cabrera Wins in Playoff - Video 4/12/09

    04/13/2009 4:53:10 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 617+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 13, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is an extensive video recap of the final round of the 73rd Masters that concluded yesterday in Augusta, Georgia, with Argentine Angel Cabrera winning in a Sudden Death Playoff over Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry. The final round featured not only the duel among the leaders, but a shootout between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods who were paired together. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Mickelson Manages Goodwill Ace

    05/27/2007 6:27:40 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 4 replies · 626+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Rob Oller | Rob Oller
    Mickelson manages goodwill ace Act of kindness to Dobler family undercuts critics' cynicism Sunday, Rob Oller 3:56 AM By Rob Oller The Columbus Dispatch Phil Mickelson wants to do what? Considering that both men often feel misunderstood, it would not have surprised Conrad Dobler if the offer was some kind of mix-up. Dobler, a former NFL offensive lineman, had never met Mickelson. Yet here was Mickelson's attorney, Glenn Cohen, calling to say the PGA Tour player wanted to pay for the college education of Dobler's daughter, Holli. That was almost two years ago. Holli Dobler just completed her sophomore year...
  • 2006 Masters champ grateful for being No. 2 [Tiger Alert]

    04/04/2007 7:13:53 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 34 replies · 755+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | April 3, 2007 | MARK HERRMANN
    Phil Mickelson is not defensive about his role in golf. AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Here is a twist on the famous announcement they long have used in boxing rings, "The winner and still champion ... " In golf these days, it goes like this: "The champion and still runner-up ... "
  • Mickelson gives to Dobler family

    02/09/2007 12:11:44 PM PST · by Michael_Michaelangelo · 19 replies · 1,380+ views
    ESPN ^ | February 7, 2007 | Bob Verdi
    It has been years since Conrad Dobler terrorized pro football, but his plan for last Sunday was like that of most Americans: He would be a hostage to Super Bowl XLI, although with somewhat divided loyalties. During a career when he was billed as "the dirtiest player in the NFL," Dobler once toiled with the New Orleans Saints, whose quarterback was Archie Manning. "A great guy, and of course, his son Peyton is the man with the Indianapolis Colts," Dobler said last week. "So it's hard not to pull for Peyton. Then again, I was born in Chicago. I don't...
  • PGA Championship - Medinah, Illinois - Live Thread and Scoreboard

    08/20/2006 1:51:19 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 14 replies · 362+ views
    ESPN.com Leaderboard ^ | 20 August 2006 | PGA
    PGA Tour Leaderboard LEADERBOARDS: PGA | LPGA | CHAMPIONS TOUR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP LOCATIONS: Medinah Country Club, Medinah, IL CURRENT CONDITIONS: Partly Cloudy Temp: 78F Humidity: 43% Wind: 9 mph DEF. CHAMP: Phil Mickelson - USA, 276 (4-under) START DATE: August 17, 2006 PAR: 36-36--72 YARDS: 7,561 PURSE: $6,500,000 Note: All times are local to the location of the tournament. PGA Championship In Progress $ POS START NAME SCORE THRU TODAY 1 2 3 4 TOTAL 1 T1 Tiger Woods -18 8 -4 69 68 65 - 202 2 3 Mike Weir -14 8 -2 72 67 65 - 204...
  • Why Mickelson Will Never Win Another Major

    08/19/2006 5:31:36 PM PDT · by Doc Savage · 34 replies · 687+ views
    Vanity | August 19, 2006 | Doc Savage
    Allow me a small amount of vanity bandwidth to explain why Phil will never win another Major Championship. Obesity. When he turned pro out of college he was slim, trim and flexible. His talent was amazing. Yes he has won twenty-odd tournaments, and yes he did win two Masters, but to see him striding the fairways of Medinah is to painfully watch a middle-aged couch-potato waddle slowly down the fairway as his ponderous breasts sag through his sweat-soaked shirt. He needs a Cosmo Kramer Bro! His face is bloated almost beyond recognition to his rookie year. His middle is a...
  • Mickelson wins second major title [PGA Championship]

    08/15/2005 8:47:12 AM PDT · by TheBigB · 173 replies · 2,927+ views
    ESPN online ^ | 8/15/05 | AP
    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Phil Mickelson delivered another dramatic finish in a major on Monday, flopping a chip out of deep rough to 2 feet for a birdie on the final hole and a one-shot victory in the PGA Championship. The putt wasn't nearly as long as his 18-footer to win the Masters last year, and there was no need to jump for joy this time. Still, it was a sweet conclusion to a major championship season that had gone sour until he put together his best golf of the summer stretched over five days at Baltusrol by a storm-delayed final...
  • Mickelson makes a major move at Baltusrol

    08/12/2005 10:33:17 AM PDT · by dakine · 55 replies · 1,133+ views
    yahoo ^ | AP
    Mickelson makes a major move at Baltusrol Mickelson birdied three of his first five. (AP) Seven birdies and an eagle helped Phil Mickelson charge to the top in the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday.
  • Sports Illustrated bombshell

    04/05/2005 12:40:04 PM PDT · by jsk10 · 48 replies · 7,182+ views
    si.com | John K.
    I have on good word that SI will be doing an explosive story this week about Phil Mickelson. I don't want to get into rumor mongering so I'll let the story itself come out. But any fans here that would quit being fans if it comes out that he's not America's Golden Boy that his image portends? I've been a fan for a long time, and I don't know how the details will affect his reception.
  • Mickelson Shares Early Lead, Woods Cards 74

    08/14/2003 12:09:20 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 12 replies · 274+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/14/03 | Mark Lamport-Stokes
    Fast-starting Phil Mickelson bogeyed the last for an opening 66 to slip back into a tie for the early lead in the U.S. PGA Championship Thursday but Tiger Woods struggled to a four-over-par 74. The left-handed Mickelson, chasing his first major title in his 46th start, picked up three shots in his first four holes after teeing off at the par-four 10th on a hot and humid day at Oak Hill Country Club. He recovered from a bogey on 17 with further birdies at 18, the second and the fourth, but then dropped at the uphill par-four ninth to match...
  • The Story behind the National Anthem

    03/11/2003 9:02:36 AM PST · by PeterPrinciple · 97+ views
    WHO News Radio 1040 ^ | Unknown Author on Jan Mickelson Radio show
    The Story behind the National Anthem By an unknown speaker As heard on Jan Mickelson’s show on WHO Radio There was a lawyer once. His name was Francis Scott Key. He penned a song that I'm sure you're aware of. You've seen it; it's in most hymnals throughout our churches. It's called the National Anthem. It is our song as an American. We go, however, to a ballgame; we stand in our church services and we sing the words to that song and they float over our minds and our lips and we don't even realize what we're singing. Most...