Tag Archives: Taxes

Jan
23
2013
Phil: You see, I had a brain fart and forgot that 99% of Americans really don't give a sh*t about my #multimillionaireproblems

Phil: You see, I had a brain fart and forgot that 99% of Americans really don’t give a sh*t about my #multimillionaireproblems

After spending nearly an hour in the parking lot in a top-secret huddle with his PR lackey and a PGA Tour media official, Phil Mickelson graced the press with his presence in the interview room at Torrey Pines and apologized for publicly airing his grievances with tax laws.

Mickelson, a native and current resident of the San Diego area, asked for a mulligan, referring to the comments he made last Sunday, and compared his mangling of state and federal tax hikes with the time he blew a one-shot lead on the 18th hole at Winged Foot in the final round of the 2006 U.S. Open.

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Jan
20
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Wah wah!

To each his zone

Phil Mickelson probably isn’t going to receive much sympathy on his gripes over tax hikes due to the state of California passing Prop 30 in last November’s election.

After posting a six-under 66 in the final round of the Humana Challenge, Mickelson launched into a mini-rant on taxes, which initially began with a question about Steve Stricker’s semi-retirement and he mentioned the “political situation the last couple of months.”

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Mar
23
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

A few weeks ago, Conor wrote a post outlining Sergio Garcia’s battle with the IRS, along with a brief mention of Retief Goosen’s similar woes. Difference is, the IRS claims Sergio owes $1.72 million, while the petition filed against the Goose is a tad more modest, amounting to $164,698 in back taxes and $32,940 in penalties. While Sergio won’t comment on the issue other than acknowledging the matter, Goosen is adamant that the IRS has made a mistake.

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Mar
10
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Sergio: not a fan of the Welfare State

I’ve just come across a strange article on GolfDigest.com from a couple of days ago. Apparently, the IRS has filed petitions against Sergio Garcia and Retief Goosen for back taxes and penalties payable on US winnings from nearly a decade ago. Both disputes revolve around the proportion of income designated as payment of royalties, as opposed to payment for personal services. You’re yawning…

But did I mention that Sergio could owe up to $1.72m?

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