Say It Ain’t So, Lefty! Phil Mickelson’s Name Surfaces In Insider-Trading Probe

The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are reporting tonight that golfer Phil Mickelson’s name has surfaced in an insider-trading probe that also involves billionaire investor Carl Icahn and Las Vegas sports bettor William “Billy” Walters.

Reports say Mickelson was approached today by the FBI at the Memorial golf tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus in Dublin, Ohio. The SEC also is investigating.

The news has thundered across the sports, entertainment and financial worlds,  with early reports appearing on ESPN.comGolf.com, Variety.com, HollywoodReporter.comCNBC.com and CNN/Fortune/Money.

Early Twitter reactions ranged from sarcastic bemusement and indignation to resignation and disbelief.

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