Tiger Woods says next move is Golf Channel’s over Chamblee comments


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Tiger Woods said that he’d like to move on from the controversial insinuation by a commentator that Woods cheats at golf and added that the Golf Channel can decide how it wants to deal with the matter.

“All I am going to say is that I know I am going forward,” the PGA Tour Player of the Year said before his exhibition match with Rory McIlroy in Haikou, China (via the Associated Press). “But then, I don’t know what the Golf Channel is going to do or not. But then that’s up to them. The whole issue has been very disappointing as he didn’t really apologize and he sort of reignited the whole situation.

“So the ball really is in the court of the Golf Channel and what they are prepared to do.”

Brandel Chamblee is a Golf Channel analyst who made his suggestion in a column for Golf.com. In that column, he gave Woods a 100 for his five-win season, marked through the grade and gave him an F because of rules violations. He wrote that Woods had been “cavalier with the rules” and compared his grade for Woods to the time that his teached crossed out “100” and gave him an F for cheating on a math test. Chamblee apologized in a tweet “for this incited discourse” and said his “intention was to note Tiger’s rules infractions this year, but comparing that to cheating in grade school went too far.” He added that he was not asked to apologize.

Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent, raised the possibility of legal action last week.

“I’m all done talking about it and it’s now in the hands of the Golf Channel,” Steinberg said (via the AP). “That’s Tiger’s view and that’s mine, and all we want to do is move forward. And whether the Golf Channel moves forward as well, then we’ll have to wait and see.”

 

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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