Phil Mickelson apologizes for tax comments
Mickelson has now offered up an apology for the comments.
"I've made some dumb, dumb mistakes, and obviously, talking about this stuff was one of them," says Mickelson to press at the Farmers Insurance Open on Wednesday (Jan. 23). "My apology is for talking about it publicly, because I shouldn't take advantage of the forum that I have as a professional golfer to try to ignite change over these issues."
He continues, "I think it was insensitive to talk about it publicly to those people who are not able to find a job, that are struggling paycheck to paycheck ... I've never had a problem paying my fair share. I don't know what that is right now, but I've never had a problem paying my fair share."
"I've said some stupid things in the past that have caused a media uproar before. It's part of my life, and I'll deal with it," Mickelson concludes.