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Mickelson says he’s cooperating in trading probe

May 31: Phil Mickelson adjust his hat as he walks off the first tee during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament Dublin, Ohio.

May 31: Phil Mickelson adjust his hat as he walks off the first tee during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament Dublin, Ohio.  (AP)

Golfer Phil Mickelson says he's cooperating in an insider trading investigation involving him, investor Carl Icahn and Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters but maintains he did nothing wrong.

Mickelson's manager confirmed Saturday that the investigation was the same outlined in reports in several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal.

The newspapers report that federal investigators are looking into the trading patterns of Mickelson and 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 Associated Press couldn't immediately confirm details of the probe.