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Golf: Mickelson denies wrongdoing in insider trading probe

Published on Jun 1, 2014 6:23 AM
 
Five-time major golf champion Phil Mickelson denied any wrongdoing on Saturday after being named among the subjects of an insider stock trading probe, saying he is fully cooperating with FBI agents. -- PHOTO: AFP

DUBLIN, United States (AFP) - Five-time major golf champion Phil Mickelson denied any wrongdoing on Saturday after being named among the subjects of an insider stock trading probe, saying he is fully cooperating with FBI agents.

“I have done absolutely nothing wrong,” Mickelson said. “That’s why I’m fully cooperating with the FBI agents and will continue to do so.”

Mickelson spoke after firing a third-round par 72 to stand on two-under 214 after 54 holes at the US PGA Tour’s Memorial tournament, what for many players is the final warm-up event for the US Open, the year’s second major championship that begins June 12 at Pinehurst, North Carolina.

“I wish I could fully discuss this matter,” Mickelson said. “For right now I’m not really able to do so. I don’t want to say anything more than that.”

 
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