Mickelson apologizes to anyone he may have 'upset or insulted'
As a follow up to the story we brought you Monday morning about Phil Mickelson being prepared to make "drastic changes" in his life because of the federal and state taxes he is paying, the star golfer -- in a statement to Fox News late Monday -- apologized to anyone he may have, "upset or insulted," with his comments.
Mickelson made his comments to the media on Sunday following the final round of the Humana Challenge. He said his high tax bracket was causing him to consider drastic changes in his life, possibly moving his family out of state and even retiring from golf.
Here's what Mickelson said in the statement:
"Finances and taxes are a personal matter and I should not have made my opinions on them public," Mickelson said.
"I certainly don't have a definitive plan at this time, but like everyone else I want to make decisions that are best for my future and my family."
Sunday certainly wasn't the first time that Mickelson has gone off on an unexpected rant.
Golf Digest Web Editor Sam Weinman took an entertaining look at a number of Mickelson's unexpected rants over the years, including but not limited to Oakmont's "dangerous" rough and, as Weinman writes, "objects to a loophole by exploiting loophole."
It's a fun read and you should check it out here.
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