Mick­el­son re­fus­ing to com­ment on illegal gam­bling al­le­ga­tions

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

GUL­LANE, Scot­land — Five­time ma­jor cham­pion Phil Mick­el­son has re­fused to com­ment on al­le­ga­tions link­ing him to an illegal gam­bling op­er­a­tion, say­ing he had got used to be­ing an “ob­ject to be dis­cussed.” Mick­el­son ESPN re­ported last week that $2.75 mil­lion be­long­ing to Mick­el­son was trans­ferred to a for­mer sports gam­bling hand­i­cap­per, who pleaded guilty to laun­der­ing money. Ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments ob­tained by ESPN, the money was part of “an illegal gam­bling op­er­a­tion which ac­cepted and placed bets on sport­ing events.” Speak­ing Wed­nes­day ahead of the Scot­tish Open, Mick­el­son says “the fact is I’m com­fort­able enough with who I am as a per­son that I don’t feel I need to com­ment on ev­ery lit­tle re­port that comes out.” ESPN re­ported that Mick­el­son hasn’t been charged with a crime and isn’t un­der fed­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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