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's admission and selection process.
Singer's Key World Foundation.
"We, along with thousands of other families, hired." Mickelson, speaking about his opening round of the Players Championship, said everything was done above board he and his company go to the college application process, "Mickelson said.
Earlier this week, Federal Chancellery Singer orchestrated a massive bribery scheme to get students admitted to college as recruited athletes and help them on college entrance exams to gain admission. He pleaded guilty.
Singer operates Edge College & Career Network, a for-profit college counseling and preparatory business in Newport Beach, California. According to federal prosecutors, from 201
coaches and college administrators in an order to gain admission for their children. The coaches allegedly designated the students as recruits for competitive college athletic teams, regardless of their athletic ability. Singer and others concealed the money through Singer's charitable organization.
"We are not a part of this," Mickelson said of the bribery and cheating scheme. I think that's why we're all so surprised. "
Mickelson's oldest daughter, Amanda, is an undergraduate student at Brown University. She graduated from Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, California, and was captain of the tennis and lacrosse teams there. Mickelson's younger children, daughter Sophia and son Evan, are still in high school.
"Mickelson said. [Singer and his company] helped us through the whole process because it can be confusing. "
Edge College & Career Network published A testimonial from Mickelson and his wife on his company website. Mickelson said it was a thank-you note. Singer for helping them with their children's academic careers.