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Phil Mickelson Becomes Latest Golfer To Call South Florida Home

Posted by Dan Hauser on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 2:55pm.

Over the years, South Florida, specifically the Jupiter area, has become the mecca for pro golfers.

While Jack Nicklaus was the first to call the northern Palm Beach County area home, Tiger Woods relocating to Jupiter Island in 2010 started the "boom" that has resulted in the top golfers in the world flocking to south Florida. Today, the likes of Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, and Rickie Fowler all live in the Jupiter area, making it one of the premier golf communities in the country.

It also looks like they are about to get a new neighbor.

At his press conference on Wednesday as the host of this week's American Express tournament in La Quinta, California, Phil Mickelson mentioned that he and his wife Amy recently purchased a lot on Jupiter Island with the plan that the family makes their way east in the near future.

Mickelson, a born and bred Southern Californian, closed on the lot on December 23 and hopes to begin construction on a new home soon. The plan, according to him, is to relocate to the area after his youngest child, Evan, graduates high school in the spring of 2021.

In addition to the world-class golf facilities and the close proximity to his fellow PGA Tour golfers, the move to Jupiter Island would also come with no longer having to pay a state income tax, something that is very high in the state of California. 

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