Podcast: How Phil Mickelson avoided insider trading charges

When word came down of the Securities and Exchange Commission filing suit against Phil Mickelson as a "relief defendant" for earning nearly $1 million on a stock trade with insider info, a lot of folks wondered why Mickelson wasn't criminally charged with securities fraud. Mickelson can thank a pair of 2014 cases, and we explain them in this week's podcast.

Kevin Power joins the show to talk about Muirfield's decision to remain an all-male club, talking about the implications for them, the Open Championship, the R&A, the Scottish economy and more. We also delve into Rory McIlroy's issue activism and the potential influence he could have on the game and his peers.

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