No one has mentioned this but where Mickelson wins a tourney (if he wins one), if it’s a state that has income tax, he has to pay it there. And then he pays federal income tax and the state taxes where he does live.
And if he beats a new golfer, one who’s never won a tourney, he can come out with LESS money (after all the taxes he has to pay) than that player.
Is it any wonder that most pro athletes live in Florida and Texas? Is it any wonder that most athletes don’t live in Louisiana or Mississippi? My God! What is wrong with these people who can’t understand this?