Yeah there is no doubt Stricker is hurt. He was hobbling around worse than RG III by the end of the round yesterday. I hope fo his sake it is just basic old age type stuff and not a ligament injuryI have a day off today so I'll be watching the final round. Hoping my boy DJ can close it out. There are reports that Stricker is hurt and is trying to toughen out the last round. Bubba Watson also tweeted he is sick.
I take it this was posted after his double on 13. I guess he closed that door quickly going, Eagle (on the drivable par 4), birdie, par, par, birdieDustin is in trouble now.
This could get interesting quick.
http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/8863956/phil-mickelson-hints-big-course-changesPhil Mickelson said he will make "drastic changes" because of federal and California state tax increases.
"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 gun and do it right away, but I will be making some drastic changes."
"I'm not sure what exactly, you know, I'm going to do yet," Mickelson said. "I'll probably talk about it more in depth next week. I'm not going to jump the gun, but there are going to be some. 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, it doesn't work for me right now. So I'm going to have to make some changes."
In November, California voters approved Proposition 30, the first statewide tax increase since 2004. It boosted the state tax rate on incomes of more than $1 million from 10.3 percent to 13.3 percent.
The federal taxes for Mickelson's tax bracket will also increase in 2013. According to the Wall Street Journal, rates on single incomes of more than $400,000 will go from 35 percent to 39.6 percent, while the Social Security tax will be raised from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent.
"If you add up all the federal and you look at the disability and the unemployment and the Social Security and the state, my tax rate's 62, 63 percent," said Mickelson, who lives in Rancho Santa Fe. "So I've got to make some decisions on what I'm going to do."
I read this too and had the same reaction. If anything, Mickelson should be UNBELIEVABLY grateful taxes have been so low the last 12 years. That was huuuuuge for him. And now he's crying. What an out of touch dick.http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/8863956/phil-mickelson-hints-big-course-changes
Cry me a river Phil. You've made tens of millions of dollars over your career on the course plus your endorsements.
I sure as fuck wouldn't have made a statement that made me sound like a whiny, out-of-touch bitch.Out of curiosity, what would you do if you were Phil?
I really don't like defending than man but it appears that he was responding to a question about his taxes and the responses may have been taken out of context.I sure as fuck wouldn't have made a statement that made me sound like a whiny, out-of-touch bitch.
Look, Mickelson is entitled to believe what he wants and to make whatever changes he wants to avoid taxes. But if he had any brains at all, he's realize that you simply do what you need to do and don't spout off about it or you sound like an entitled douchebag of the highest order.
The article implies that Phil is taking "drastic changes" solely due to the tax changes but there may be more to it. I would really like to see the actual transcript of the interview because I get the feeling that it was written in a way to make Phil look like a douchebag (not that it takes much because the man is a douche).The 42-year-old golfer said he would talk in more detail about his plans -- possibly moving away from California or even retiring from golf -- before his hometown Farmers Insurance Open, the San Diego-area event that starts Thursday at Torrey Pines.
lol boo hoo."If you add up all the federal and you look at the disability and the unemployment and the Social Security and the state, my tax rate's 62, 63 percent," he said. "So I've got to make some decisions on what I'm going to do."
If I ever get wealthy and/or famous can I hire you as a speachwriter? That was beautiful. FYI, if he made 47 million and was taxed at a rate of 62.63% then his net income was 29.44 million. I could live quite comfortably on that.He said this:
lol boo hoo.
Even if he gets questioned on his taxes, if he wasn't an out of touch douche, he could say something like, "You know, the laws are the law, and I'm an American and I live within the laws. I'm not sure what the future holds for me but I do know I'm unbelievably grateful to have the success I've had in my career. and there isn't anything I can do about the tax laws." Why bring up the tax rate? If he's spouting numbers, it's obvious he's not happy about it. And it doesn't look good.
He made 47 million dollars last year.
I'd rather manage your money if you got rich and famous, but I'll write your speeches, too, no problem.If I ever get wealthy and/or famous can I hire you as a speachwriter? That was beautiful. FYI, if he made 47 million and was taxed at a rate of 62.63% then his net income was 29.44 million. I could live quite comfortably on that.
You're off by almost 12 million there. Not that living on $17.5 million is difficult, but I can understand being upset at paying well over half of my income in taxes.FYI, if he made 47 million and was taxed at a rate of 62.63% then his net income was 29.44 million.
Oops, I calculated the tax amount and not the income. My bad.You're off by almost 12 million there. Not that living on $17.5 million is difficult, but I can understand being upset at paying well over half of my income in taxes.
Agreed. If he is actually paying 62% of his income to the gov't then he must have some really shitty accountants.Of course, as Average Reds points out there's no way that marginal tax rate is accurate.