Phil Mickelson has decided to examine a new type of club in the Augusta National and it is going to be for the first time. Possibilities are of a 64 degree driver / wedge combination with a detachable spike cleaner. Phil Mickelson has always been known to be the most unpredictable player in the golf circuit. Nobody knows what he would do next. While the guesses are still on, Tiger Woods and Phil have begun the Masters at Augusta as favorites. This is because both of the American golfers have impressed the crowd with their brilliant performances at the 2013 PGA golf tour.
Both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have earned seven green jackets. Both have the same weight of talent. They prefer to make big putts from 10 feet approximately. While Tiger Woods gained back his number one position lately, Phil also has stuff for us to cheer for. He dazzled at the Phoenix Open in February and emerged victorious in style. When he approached the last set of six holes at the TPC Scottsdale, he made three birdies and finished at just two strokes away from 72 holes with a 28-under total of 256.
Phil Mickelson has now almost made it in his routine to win the first four months of the PGA tour season. He said, “Certainly having been in contention and being able to come out on top is an important element going into the Masters if you want to do well because you’ve got to deal with some of the greatest pressure you will ever feel at the Masters.”
But although these two golfers have been made favorites, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Steve Stricker and Ernie Els, Brandt Snedeker, Hunter Mahan and Matt Kuchar, plus American Rickie Fowler and Italy’s Matteo Manassero are also breathing on their necks.
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Any chance of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson going for a face-off has been ruled out by Graeme McDowell. Because after tiger Woods, there is Graeme himself just up behind. Tiger Woods finished at 36 holes at 13-under 131 while McDowell stayed two strokes behind. On the other hand, Michelson was playing with Woods and he finished third. Steve Stricker was seen extremely happy about Phil’s performance. He said, “It’s good to see him putting well.” But it would be tiger Woods that both Phil Mickelson and Steve have to choose so this would not be such an easy task.
Tiger Woods is recently seen to change his posture and hence to cope up with that Phil Mickelson would need to work more on his shots and putts so that he would be able to gain control of the ball. He needs to get prepared for the Phil-Woods duo for Sunday provided if McDowell does not win it on Saturday. When asked about playing against Woods, he said, “I hope that I play a good round and so does he, and we get a chance to get paired together in Sunday’s final round, because he seems to somehow bring out my best golf.”
Woods missed just three of 18 greens, landed almost every ball on the green side bunkers when he was not able to do the putts. Times are not that easy for Phil Mickelson because besides this he is also troubled with his commenting on high taxes that he had to pay. The media criticized it as provocative and so he had to apologize. But then he seems to be I na fix. Now he has his fingers crossed about playing in Florida. It is for time to tell what happens next.
Two weeks ago, Phil Mickelson had made a remark on the high tax rates that he had to pay because of the place where he lived. He vented out that the region was under close target of the federation and the state and a lot of political glitches were going on which had raised the tax rates for high income earners. But consequences turned so sour for him that he was almost compelled to apologize to the press that he had said something wrong and that it was not right to spill the guts about finance and taxes to the public when they happen to be personal matters. But what does not seem right at all is that it was almost like Phil had no freedom of speech.
If we closely look into the taxes that Phil Mickelson has to pay in every sector, starting from the new federal tax rate of 39.6% on income over $450,000, a top state tax rate in California of 12.3% on income above $1 million, a 1% state surcharge for mental health on income above $1 million, and a 3.8% state surcharge for Medicare on earnings above $250,000, we can clearly see that the percentage adds up to almost 53%, which means Rory has to give away the lion share of his income to the state and that is quite painful for anybody because it is after all a hard earned money be it endorsements.
Just because he is a high earner American does not mean that Phil Mickelson should let go of all his money to the state. Many opinion writers are saddened by the fact that he had to apologize under pressure. They feel that Rory should go for looking another state where high income earners would not be stripped of their wealth.