Posted October 23, 2013

Golf analyst Brandel Chamblee apologizes to Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods said he is a "full go" to play at the British Open next week. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods was a called a cheater by a golf analyst and former golf professional. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee apologized via social media to the world’s No. 1 player Tiger Woods for a criticism of his season.

Chamblee wrote a piece for Golf.com in which he said that Woods “was a little cavalier with the rules,” and specifically noted incidents in which Woods was involved.

He also gave Woods an “F” for his five-win season, saying, “Ethics matter more than athletics.” He had stood by his criticism of Woods before he tweeted the apology.

“Golf is a gentleman’s game and I’m not proud of this debate. I want to apologize to Tiger for this incited discourse,” Chamblee said on Twitter.

Also in the column, Chamblee wrote about how he cheated when he was in the fourth grade.

“When I was in the fourth grade, I cheated on a math test and when I got the paper back it had “100″ written at the top and just below the grade, was this quote, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!” It was an oft-quoted line from the epic poem “Marmion” by Sir Walter Scott, and my teacher’s message was clear. Written once more beneath that quote was my grade of “100″, but this time with a line drawn through it and beneath that an F. I never did ask my teacher how she knew I cheated and I certainly didn’t protest the grade. I knew I had done the wrong thing and my teacher the right, but I never forgot the way I felt when I read that quote.”


8 comments
gary41
gary41

Tiger is NOT allowing this to ride, but is calling for further action by the Golf Channel.  So, stay tuned....    

macgyv13
macgyv13

I call B.S. on Chamblee's comments. No fourth grader is going to remember a quote such as that one and I don't think a fourth grade teacher would say something like that to a kid in the class.

jaduffy108
jaduffy108

Chamblee, you make your living by making inflammatory comments. It's the ri=ole you play on TV.   Even here, you didn't apologize for what you accused Tiger of...you apologized for the aftermath.  Classic Chamblee.  Tiger's grace in the face of such mindless, relentless accusations and criticisms from you and others, reveal that he is far more of a gentleman than you'll ever be.  Please just go away.

budsan
budsan

Chamblee should be fired!

albertFish
albertFish

Racist gentleman's game, for instance, Bobby Jones did not want blacks to play at augusta

GeoffreyHolland
GeoffreyHolland

Someone should fire this clown. He was a lousy player and is a lousy analyst. Smug self righteous chump.

budsan
budsan

@albertFish   Chamblee lives in AZ the home of Joe Arpaio,Jan Brewer and John McCain all racist, so maybe you're right

Teejae
Teejae

@albertFish Slight corrections it was Clifford Roberts. His most famous quote:  "As long as I'm alive, golfers will be white, and caddies will be black."