Golf: Mickelson says sorry for rant about soaring tax rates for millionaires
LA QUINTA, California (REUTERS) - Four-time Major champion Phil Mickelson has apologised for publicly venting his feelings about soaring tax rates for millionaires in his native California.
The 42-year-old golfer told reporters after last week's Humana Challenge that he was considering making "drastic changes" because of spiking federal and state tax rates but on Tuesday, he said he should have kept his thoughts to himself.
"Finances and taxes are a personal matter and I should not have made my opinions on them public," he said in a statement released by his management company. "I apologise to those I have upset or insulted and assure you I intend to not let it happen again."
Mickelson, a 40-time winner on the United States PGA Tour, has piled up career earnings of more than US$67 million (S$82.2 million) and considerably more via corporate endorsements and his golf course design company.