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SportPhil Mickelson gets out in front of a big story, for a change

05:30  15 march  2019
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida - Phil Mickelson is no stranger to making national news.

For now, he's only part of the college admissions scandal - a.k.a Operation Varsity Blues - because he made himself a subject by issuing a statement about his family's use of Rick Singer's Edge College & Career Network.

For a change, he's gotten out in front of a story and sounds completely innocent. Unfortunately Mickelson has more experience with oddball stories than all other modern professional golfers put together.

Following a 74 in The Players Championship on Thursday afternoon, Mickelson tweeted out a statement about the Singer network seemingly before a connection was revealed.

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"Our family along with thousands of others, used Rick Singer's company to guide us through the college admission process," he wrote. "We are shocked by the revelations of these events. Obviously, we were not part of this fraud, our kids would disown us if we ever tried to interfere."

The "obvious" component would be apparent only to those who have seen the Mickelson children at golf tournaments over the years. His oldest daughter attends Brown, while his 17-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son are anything but clones of their parents, always exuding a quiet and respectful independence reflecting the very best of Phil and Amy Mickelson.

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No, the Mickelson kids are everything the proud dad noted when he finally emerged to talk to reporters.

"Our kids are, schools are like fighting to get them," Mickelson said in a report filed by's Will Gray. "And I say that as a proud dad. Their grades and their outside activities, and their worldly views on things have colleges recruiting them."

Mickelson forcefully denied that his children would need the nefarious and expensive means allegedly used by Singer to get high school students admitted to schools like USC and Yale.

"We're not a part of this. Most every family that has used the company is not a part of it. So that's why I think we're all surprised."

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Even more surprising was Mickelson's determination to get out in front of a big story. He's avoided media center interview rooms at all costs since an insider trading case arose in 2016 and after last year's Shinnecock Hills debacle, during which he took days to realize an apology would remedy what was the least-becoming on-course moment of his storied career.

For a change, Phil Mickelson made news for the right reasons.


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