The Real Reason Why Phil Mickelson Wants to Leave California and Relocate to Florida

Published 10/16/2021, 1:54 PM EDT
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 12: Phil Mickelson of the United States and wife Amy Mickelson walk together during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 12, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)


Currently, Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, and Jack Nicklaus are only a few of the golf icons who are living in Jupiter Island, Florida. By the looks of it, Phil Mickelson is looking forward to joining others. This news of Mickelson wanting to move has been around since 2020. The PGA Tour icon is getting a house built there.

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As of now, Mickelson is living in San Diego, California. The 51-year-old has been waiting to make the move, which might happen soon. However, there is no definite date set for him to move to Florida.

OWINGS MILLS, MD – AUGUST 28: Phil Mickelson swings over his ball on the range during the third round of the BMW Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club on August 28, 2021 in Owings Mills, Maryland. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Why does Phil Mickelson want to move to Florida?

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Mickelson, according to various reports, might want to move out of California due to the state’s tax laws. “There are going to be some drastic changes for me because I happen to be in that zone that has been targeted both federally and by the state, and it doesn’t work for me right now,” he said back in 2013. ,”So I’m going to have to make some changes”. 

While speaking to Golfweek, Mickelson had also said that Jupiter Island does have a lot of great things. That being said, his move to Florida has taken more time than many thought it would. Mickelson himself has not revealed many details about the timeline.

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Phil Mickelson (R) celebrates with his wife Amy (L) while holding the tournament trophy after winning with an eight-under-par 64 during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 12, 2012 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Did Tiger Woods move to Florida because of tax-related reasons?

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Reports reveal that California’s tax rate is definitely higher than that in Florida. Tiger Woods, in 2013, had also spoken about moving to Florida due to tax laws. “I moved out of here back in ’96 for that reason”. 

Mickelson and his wife have bought land in Jupiter Island and will construct their own house there. “We still have to build,” said the 45-time PGA Tour winner. “We have a lot. We haven’t built on it yet”.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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