It is a huge story on the heels of an intense presidential election. Phil Mickelson complained about paying 60% of his paycheck to the government. A pretty vaild complaint regardless of your political views. But he says that he reliazes now that he should not have said anything in public.
Taken from the PGA Tour website.
“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 now,” Mickelson said. “I absolutely love what I do. I love and appreciate the game of golf and the people who surround it. I’m as motivated as I’ve ever been to work on my game, to compete and to win championships.
“Right now, I’m like many Americans who are trying to understand the new tax laws. I’ve been learning a lot over the last few months and talking with people who are trying to help me make intelligent and informed decisions. 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.
“Finances and taxes are a personal matter, and I should not have made my opinions on them public. I apologize to those I have upset or insulted, and assure you I intend to not let it happen again.”
Mickelson clearly notices that he is not paid for having an opinion. Heck with 60% taxes, he’s hardly being paid at all.