Arch Rivals Tiger & Phil Now To Be Jupiter Island Neighbours

Who’d ever thought arch-rivals Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson would one day end-up becoming neighbours.

They have been competing to beat each other since the early 1990s and between the duo they’ve won 20 Major Championship and 126 PGA Tour victories.

We saw last November their rivalry first-hand with a ‘Tiger-v-Phil’ showdown in Las Vegas was essential viewing for golf fans around the globe.

But neighbours?  Surely not!

Well it seems on December 23rd the Michelson’s purchased a piece of prime Florida landscape on exclusive Jupiter Island and with reports the family will settle into their new abode in 2021 when their youngest child has completed high school.

Arch-rivals Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods to become Jupiter Island neighbours.

In 2013, Mickelson expressed frustration with a tax code in California that he said put his combined federal and state obligation above 60 percent of his income and hinted that he might move. In the wake of public criticism, he backtracked from the claim. Florida does not levy a state income tax and offers homestead exemptions for property owners who reside in the state.

The addition of Michelson as a resident of Jupiter Island will see him not only join Tiger but also Greg Norman, Nick rice, Gary Player and most-recently Ernie Els and Justin Thomas as ‘Island’ residents.

Thomas commenced 2020 on a winning note with victory in the Sentry Tournament of Champions and he just loves living on Jupiter.

“I knew I had to get to a warm place all year round,” said Thomas.

“I had some friends here. I wanted to be with people who would improve me. I wanted to be able to play with great players. That was the biggest advantage.”

Michelson, 49 was born in San Diego and has been a long-time resident of Rancho Fe in California but it seems from 2020 he will be calling the ‘Sunshine State’ home.

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