Phil Mickelson releases statement addressing tax comments

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer
Phil Mickelson backs off his statement. (GettyImages)

Just one day after Phil Mickelson sent the golf world into a frenzy over his statements about tax laws, he released a statement late Monday night clarifying things:

I absolutely love what I do. I love and appreciate the game of golf and the people who surround it. I'm as motivated as I've ever been to work on my game, to compete and win championships...
I'm like many Americans who are trying to understand the new tax laws. I certainly don't have a definitive plan at this time, but like everyone else I want to make decisions that are best for my future and my family.
Finances and taxes are a personal matter and I should not have made my opinions on them public. I apologize to those I have upset or insulted and assure you I intend to not let it happen again.

And with the first question at Tuesday's Farmers Insurance Open we have what is known in the media world as "a feeding frenzy."

Good luck, Phil.

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