Phil Mickelson has been secretly buying up acres of land in California for $100m 'dream compound'
LIV Golf rebel Phil Mickelson has been quietly buying up land in the San Diego area for decades, according to a report.
The 52-year-old grew up in California, in between San Diego and Scottsdale, Arizona, making him no stranger to the area.
He bought his first home in Rancho Santa Fe for $6 million in 2001 before ultimately selling it at a loss of $250,000 in 2015.
But the six-time major winner has seemingly stepped up his interest in the neighborhood.
Mickelson has owned three other properties in the area, according to the New York Post.
The first two of his purchases came in 2005 at a reported combined cost of $14.1 million.
They included a five-bedroom, six-bathroom residence occupying over 13,000 square feet on about six acres and a four-acre strip of land.
He reportedly then pounced back on the real estate market just months later in December 2005.