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Phil Mickelson Made Nearly $1M on Insider Trading: SEC

Commission names pro golfer in federal lawsuit

(Newser) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is filing a complaint against professional golfer Phil Mickelson related to insider trading, the AP reports. The SEC says gambler William Walters received tips and business information about Dean Foods Co. from Thomas Davis, former head of Dean Foods, between 2008 and 2012. The SEC... More »

Phil Mickelson, Carl Icahn Face Trading Probe

Sports bettor Billy Walters also caught up in investigation

(Newser) - An unusual trio of public figures is raising federal eyebrows in an insider-trading investigation. The FBI and SEC are looking into whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn might have passed information to Billy Walters, an expert bettor on sports, the Wall Street Journal reports. Officials wonder if, in turn, Walters may... More »

Mickelson Dazzles in British Open Win

Comes from 5 strokes behind in fantastic final round

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson has won the British Open with a spectacular finish. Mickelson shot a 5-under 66 today to match the best round of the tournament and win his first claret jug. The celebration began while there were still four groups on the course. Lefty birdied four of the last six... More »

Mickelson Surge Sets up Masters Showdown Today

Peter Hanson has 1-stroke lead going into last day of tourney

(Newser) - A thrilling birdie-battle on the back nine yesterday between crowd-favorite Phil Mickelson and little-known Swede Peter Hanson has the Masters posed for an epic final-day showdown, reports ESPN . Mickelson hit a 20-foot putt for an eagle on the 12th and an amazing shot on the 15th that had the crowds... More »

N. Ireland's Clarke Hangs on to Win British Open

Phil Mickelson had given chase

(Newser) - On another windy, wet and wild day at the British Open, Darren Clarke endured to win the British Open by three shots and give Northern Ireland another victory in one of golf's signature events. Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell have won the last two U.S. Opens. Now, it'... More »

Tiger Still No. 1, but Endorsements Fall

... to a measly $70 million

(Newser) - Tiger Woods remains the nation's top-paid athlete in the Sports Illustrated rankings, even though USA Today notes his endorsements fell by $22 million and sales of his video game are sluggish . The top 5:
  1. Tiger Woods: $90.5 million (including $70 million in endorsements).
  2. Phil Mickelson: $61.7 million ($52
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Tiger, Lefty, Ernie Fall Short at US Open

Graeme McDowell takes top honors

(Newser) - When Phil Mickelson made his birdie attempt from off the green on the opening hole yesterday, the gallery roared its approval. The fans were prepared to see Lefty charge. They did the same every time Ernie Els or Tiger Woods made a move, creating a rumble of energy through Pebble... More »

Meet the Time 100

Magazine unveils latest megalist

(Newser) - The Time 100—Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world—has just hit the interwebs, and as usual, the names range from obvious to head scratching. The names you expect are there—Barack Obama, Oprah, Steve Jobs—as are some you might not, or... More »

Woods Thanks Fans for Support

Golfer blogs about Masters, thanks spectators

(Newser) - One little sex scandal seems to have turned Tiger Woods into a man of the people. Tiger thanked his fans profusely today, in his first blog post since October, for the warm reception they gave him at the Masters. “I honestly didn't know what to expect from the fans,... More »

Tiger 4th as Mickelson Wins

Crowd lifts Lefty as Woods slumps in return to competition

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson, already a fan favorite and now the sentimental pick with his wife and mother battling breast cancer, won his third Masters today, shooting a 5-under 67 to pull away for a 3-stroke win over Lee Westwood. Tiger Woods, the week's sideshow in his return to competition, had an... More »

Woods Retakes Control at PGA

(Newser) - Just like that, Tiger Woods was back in control of the US PGA Championship today. Woods took advantage of the shortened par-4 14th and a poor finish by Ross Fisher, needing only two holes to turn a tie into a three-stroke lead. Woods, looking to win his first major of... More »

Mickelson Looks to Buy Waffle House Franchise

Golfer's company makes $20.2 million offer for budget restaurant chain

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson has made a bid for SouthEast Waffles, a group of 105 Waffle House restaurants in four southern states, the Tennessean reports. Mickelson’s GS Acquisitions offered to buy SouthEast Waffles out of bankruptcy for $20.2 million. Though neither Mickelson nor his two other partners at GS have... More »

Mickelson's Mom Has Breast Cancer, Too

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson's mother has breast cancer and will undergo surgery this week at the same hospital that's treating her daughter-in-law for the disease. Amy Mickelson, the star golfer's wife, was diagnosed in May. Phil Mickelson's sister, Tina, tells the San Diego Union-Tribune she made the diagnosis... More »

Glover Takes US Open Title

(Newser) - Lucas Glover hung on today as golf's elite struggled to catch him, winning this year’s US Open at Bethpage Black, NBC Sports reports. A birdie on the 16th hole put Glover two shots ahead of a pack that included David Duval, Phil Mickelson, and Ricky Barnes. Glover did not... More »

Barnes Leads After Soggy US Open Round

(Newser) - The US Open moved one round closer to a conclusion today, even if very little was settled on soggy Bethpage Black and the champion would not be decided for at least one more day. Ricky Barnes struggled on the back nine and scratched out an even-par 70 and kept his... More »

Tiger 10 Back, Weir Shoots 64 at US Open

(Newser) - Tiger Woods couldn't get off the course fast enough. Mike Weir, Lucas Glover, Ricky Barnes, and Phil Mickelson were among those at the US Open and thrilled they didn't have to leave until it was too dark to continue. Despite a double bogey on his back nine, Weir closed with... More »

Rain Suspends US Open

2nd-round cut pushed to Saturday at earliest

(Newser) - The first round of the US Open lasted just three hours today before rain made Bethpage Black unplayable, Golf.com reports. Play was suspended until 7:30am tomorrow, though more wet weather is forecast for Long Island. Four players shared the lead at 1 under par, but none had played... More »

Mickelson Eyes Open Trophy for Wife's Sickbed

Golfer has played little since breast-cancer diagnosis for Amy, 37

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson says he’s going all out at this week’s US Open under the assumption he won’t play again soon because of his wife’s breast-cancer diagnosis, the Washington Post reports. “She has left me a number of little notes, texts, cards, hints that she would... More »

Mickelson's Wife Diagnosed With Cancer

He pulls out of 2 tournaments

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson has left the PGA Tour after learning that his wife, Amy, has breast cancer. She's scheduled for major surgery within 2 weeks, Bloomberg reports. The No. 2 golfer in the world had been scheduled to start play in the Byron Nelson Championship tomorrow in Irving, Texas, and defend... More »

Cabrera Wins in 3-Way Playoff

(Newser) - Angel Cabrera claimed the second major championship of his career today, winning the Masters on the second hole of a three-way playoff. Cabrera, the 2007 US Open winner, pulled off a remarkable par at No. 18 after hitting his tee shot behind a tree. Kenny Perry, set to take home... More »

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