Phil Mickelson is a class act and Champion!

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rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Jul 21, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
President Obama is WAY more a class act, than Phil Mickelson.
QITNL

climber
Jul 21, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
That's an interesting story, Prod; I'll take your word for it if you saw it first hand. I could tell lots of stories of folks who are revered in public but act like jerks behind the scenes. As well, some folks publicly viewed as heels are, in private, absolute gems.

Just for fun, google FIGJAM.

"Chat up" might be a poor choice of words, seeing as this was the British Open.

chat up
vb (tr, adverb) Brit informal
1. to talk flirtatiously to (a person), esp with the intention of seducing him or her
2. to talk persuasively to (a person), esp with an ulterior motive

Unless that's what the OP was implying.

Yeah, I also remember someone pissing on our President on an OT appreciation thread someone started for him.
john hansen

climber
Jul 21, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
I am sure Phil has had his moments, but I must say I was impressed when he hit way short of the green on one hole and said, "my bad'.

Links golf is way different from what they play in the USA, you never now how much it will roll out or stop short. Poulter's shot on one of the final holes rolled out 400 yards into a bunker.
Every bunker on that course was brutal.

I enjoyed watching the drama today. It seems in major's one shot can make or break it.

You could see how Bacher might be challenged by the precision that is required in golf at the highest level, where every move is thought out in advance and carried out with total focus.

I was pulling for him when he got to three under for the day..

Phil has worked for many years with many heartbreaks to attain his goal.

I always enjoy watching the Major's because you never know what will happen. Four birdies in the last five hole's,,, who would a thunk..


Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 21, 2013 - 09:58pm PT

I always enjoy watching the Major's because you never know what will happen. Four birdies in the last five hole's,,, who would a thunk..

Word.


Golf is a difficult sport ... and I love the unexpected ending.
Fun stuff today on the course.

Oh ... have i mentioned, i love golf?
Good form. <br/>
 <br/>
 <br/>
The Pickle.
Good form.


The Pickle.
Credit: Leggs


~peace, Leggs
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jul 21, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
he is a douche, you can see it in his eyes, and a choke artist,
reminds me a lot of shooter mcgaven in than sandler movie,

he is the golfer i love to hate, thinks he's cool with his mindless trophy blond standing on the sidelines, she probably turns tricks in the parking lot to make enuff cash for her boob job, i bet phil stiffs the waiters at the club,and yells at them if his steak is over cooked,

i love it when he gets close to tiger at the majors and then starts choking drives into the brush, if they show a guy hacking from the trees, i know it is phil, screwing up another major during the last 9, how many times has he done that? so joe cool sh#t finally won a good one, if tiger would have been on he would have been 10 shots down with a bent up 9 iron from hacking at tree roots,

a waiter dropped a glass of ice water in a snobs lap at the ranch murrieta country club one night when i was having dinner with greg lemond, this suit stands up and screams so loud at the poor bus boy that everyone in the placer quit eating, reminds me of phil, glad to see a rich golfer snob get cold water on his small pecker,

Credit: Dr.Sprock
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jul 22, 2013 - 12:20am PT
There have been gentlemen who remained gentlemen all through their careers whom I esteem, Bob Jones among them, Arnold Palmer, as well.

You obviously don't know the story of Bobby Jones.


It is easy to typify an entire person's life on the basis of one minute, where one has no idea what backstories might be in play.

I, for one, am glad that I don't have a microscope on my life EVERY time that I interact with any other member of the public.

mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Jul 22, 2013 - 12:47am PT
I like Phil...

I hate golf and rich people...golf because I suck and it is to expensive for me to ever get good at...rich people because they CAPITALIZE on desperate or weak people or you could say they exploit people...

he seems to me someone who has bad moments but they are overshadowed by the good moments behind the scenes...even if PROD witnessed 1 bad moment...

I still am the biggest A-hole I know but can't everybody say this?
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jul 22, 2013 - 01:20am PT
it's all about Hate.

you wanna be a king hater you have to join the Player Haters club,

you have a good start by hating on yourself, just expand on that,

maybe bomb the Special Olympics or shoot a blind mans dog,

maybe cut the power at a Neil Diamond concert then give the Pope a hot sulpheric acid enema,

actually, cutting the power to the Diamond concert might be considered an act of Love, there are two kinds of people in this world, those who like neil and those who hate him, lock a guy up and play a compilation album and see how long the guy lasts before he rips his eyes out and pokes a fork into his ear drums,

steal all the money earned for an MS charity concert series featuring clapton, page, beck, watts and joe cocker?

already been done.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 22, 2013 - 08:20am PT
Cut the power at a Diamond concert...? You're a sick man Sprock.. but funny...
weezy

climber
Jul 22, 2013 - 08:25am PT
speaking of super awesome nice golfer guys, what ever happened to fuzzy zoeller?
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Jul 22, 2013 - 10:39am PT
It's a shame that such a great guy has to pay such high taxes.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jul 22, 2013 - 10:41am PT
I, for one, am glad that I don't have a microscope on my life EVERY time that I interact with any other member of the public.

well, you do if it's on supertopo...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 22, 2013 - 10:58am PT
Whenever I see Mickelson on TV, there is something, and I think it's in his expression, that makes me think of a slightly puffy, Bachar.
Prod

Trad climber
Jul 24, 2013 - 06:19am PT
Just saw this again,

Leggs, I like watching Tiger Woods golf, I do not like the way he treated his Wife.

Good point Cragman, but I still don't like him, or Christian Bale, or Alex Baldwin, or anyone who gains their success through the admiration of common floks then act like douch bags toward the little guys. And Garrison Keillor he just bugs me.

Prod.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 24, 2013 - 07:11am PT
And Garrison Keillor he just bugs me.

Hahahahaa....that made me laugh out loud.

~peace
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:06am PT
speaking of super awesome nice golfer guys, what ever happened to fuzzy zoeller?

He effectively had his career destroyed by Tiger Woods, when he was going out of his way to extend a hand of friendship by giving him a little bit of the needle, as guys will do.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2013 - 09:14am PT
Zoeller's comments that were construed as racist towards Tiger Woods have overshadowed an otherwise stellar career.

Zoeller has always been known as a jokester...unfortunately, he said some things that really should not have been said in light of the sensitivity along racial lines.

There is an old saying that says, "Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, then to open one's mouth and erase all doubt."

Zoeller learned that the hard way. I don't think he is a racist.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
Phil Mickelson's Tax Rate: 61%

Phil Mickelson got into some hot water earlier this year when he complained about getting socked with a tax rate of more than 60%. Observers said there's no way the star golfer would pay that much, even in his tax-friendly home state of California.

But Mickelson now finds himself in that very situation, thanks to the United Kingdom.

Mickelson has been on fire lately, winning the 2013 Open Championship and the Scottish Open. But he doesn't get to collect his $2,167,500 in combined winnings and go home. Instead, there are U.K. taxes to contend with.

Both matches were held in Scotland, where the U.K. has set a 45% tax rate on income of more than $230,325. As a result, Michelson will pay about $954,000, or 44% of his earnings there. That's according to a writeup in Forbes by K. Sean Packard, an accountant who specializes in tax issues for professional athletes.

There's more. The U.K. also collects taxes on endorsement money for non-resident athletes that compete there. So it will get a cut of Mickelson's endorsement income made during his two weeks in Scotland as well as some of the bonuses he gets for tournament wins or for ranking at the end of the year.

Packard says that the U.S. will not double-tax Mickelson's income at least. But California will, since it doesn't have a foreign tax credit.

So in the end, before expenses are factored in that may reduce his tax burden, Mickelson is set to pay a bit more than 61% on his winnings, Packard writes. He might come up with enough expenses, such as his 10% caddy fee, to bring his rate down to 30%.

The U.K.'s tax rules are onerous enough that some athletes avoid the country when they can, Packard writes. Track's Usain Bolt stays away, and Spain's Rafael Nadal ditched a tennis contest at London's Queen's Club and instead signed with a rival tournament in Germany.
BBA

climber
OF
Jul 24, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
Is golf a sport?
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jul 24, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
Golf is a game . . . auto racing, bull fighting and mountaineering are sport.
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