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CBS: Phil Mickelson used group in center of college admissions scandal for daughter to get into Brown

PHOTO: Phil Mickelson, Photo Date: February 26, 2014  - Photo: Corn Farmer / CC BY-ND 2.0
PHOTO: Phil Mickelson, Photo Date: February 26, 2014 - Photo: Corn Farmer / CC BY-ND 2.0(WJRT)
Published: Mar. 15, 2019 at 3:24 PM EDT
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Friday, March 15, 2019

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- A college admissions scandal ensnaring celebrities and several millionaires and billionaires now has one of the PGA Tour's biggest stars.

Phil Mickelson acknowledged Thursday that he hired the group now at the center of the scandal, Edge College and Career Network, to guide his family through the college admissions process.

Mickelson made the admission on Twitter.

The scandal has rocked the collegiate world. Celebrities, such as Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman, stand accused alongside wealthy executives of falsifying test scores and issuing bribes to help get their children into prestigious schools.

Mickelson said his dealings with the company never came close to anything illegal.

"Our kids...schools are like fighting to get them," Mickelson told reporters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where he is competing in The Players Championship. "I say that as a proud dad. But their grades, their outside activities, their worldly views on things, have colleges recruiting them. We weren't even aware, really."

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