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Then again, maybe Mickelson should just be like Tiger. He’s spent most of his career chasing Woods, so why not follow him to Florida, where Woods moved the day he turned pro so he didn’t have to pay higher taxes in his native California.

As an added benefit it could finally get Mickelson an invitation to the Tavistock Cup, which features rich players from one elite country club facing off against rich players from another elite country club.

The beauty of that? No state tax on the winnings.

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Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg(at)ap.org or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg