Mickelson hired tutor company, denies cheating

Mickelson hired tutor company, denies cheating

PONTE VEDRA, Florida -- PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson confirmed Thursday that he and his wife, Amy, hired William Singer and his for-profit college tutoring company to prepare their children for the college admission and selection process.

Earlier this week, federal authorities announced Singer orchestrated a massive bribery scheme to get students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes and help them cheat on college entrance exams to gain admission.

Singer operated Edge College & Career Network, a for-profit college counseling and preparatory business in Newport Beach, California.

He identified and recruited coaches who were willing to accept bribes from the parents of prospective students to help them gain admission to elite universities.

The coaches allegedly designated the students as recruits for competitive college athletic teams, regardless of their athletic ability, to help facilitate their admission.

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