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Popular golfer being looked at by federal investigators

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DUBLIN, Oho (AP) -- Golfer Phil Mickelson says he's done nothing wrong and that the investigation going on regarding possible inside trading will not bother him as he prepares for the U.S. Open.

Mickelson says he is cooperating in an insider trading investigation involving him, investor Carl Icahn and a Las Vegas gambler.

His manager has confirmed that the investigation was the same outlined in reports in several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal.

The papers report that federal investigators are looking into the trading patterns of Mickelson and Billy Walters involving two stocks.

The newspapers say the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission are analyzing trades Mickelson and Walters made in Clorox about the time Icahn was attempting to take over the company.

The newspapers cited unidentified sources who had been briefed on the investigation. The Justice Department and SEC declined to comment.

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