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Mickelson Lambasted - for His Success

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Welcome to the culture war: Entrepreneurial America versus its opponents. One side understands what causes the creation of prosperity, jobs and wealth; the other doesn’t. Each of us is in one camp or the other, but most don’t know or bother to think about it. Professional golfer Phil Mickelson was probably one such person.

This week he found out the price for discovering which side he’s on.

He has never revealed a strong bias in politics. The second-highest money earner in PGA history, his combined prizes and endorsements...

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