"I don't know what the Golf Channel is going to do or not"
By mustang6560 on 10/28/13
Two weeks ago, Brandel Chamblee essentially called Tiger Woods a cheater, the worst label in golf.
Last week, Tiger's agent threatened to sue the Golf Channel analyst, and subsequently (which may or may not be related) Brandel issued a public apology on Twitter.
Today, Tiger responded to the situation.
"All I am going to say is that I know I am going forward," Woods said before his exhibition match with Rory McIlroy at Mission Hills. "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.If you read between the lines -- and it's not hard to do -- it appears Tiger wants Golf Channel to punish its star analyst. In fact, it almost seems like he wants Brandel pushed out.
It's unlikely Brandel will be fired for his column as he never actually said Tiger was a cheater, but Golf Channel may ask him to stop contributing to other media outlets.
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that picture looks like he is standing on a pool table. I really wish I putted on greens like that.
Does winning non-majors take care of winning majors? For Tiger he must win specific tourneys... majors.
BTW as much as I dont like either party. Brandel doesn't deserve to be fired/punished for speaking his opinion. That is his job.
If Tiger gets his panties in a wad for being called a cheater maybe he shouldn't cheat. Ok forgive him for Dubai and not knowing the ball was on sand and not imbedded. Ok forgive him for not remembering the exact wording of the rule at the masters.
But that ball clearly moved. To say otherwise is asinine. Not to mention he is a known cheater in other aspects of his life.
jasonfish11, well said.
Matt F says:
Waaah, he called me a name, wahhhh.
It's obvious what Tiger is doing here.
He's saying to Golf Channel that if you still want me to show up after rounds to be patronized by Steve Sands, you'll fire Chamblee.
I'm not a Chamblee fan and thought his Golf Magazine column was over the line.
But this is just more Tiger being Tiger.
Golf Channel loses whatever credibility it has as a news organization if it fires a commentator for expressing an opinion. It doesn't have much credibility as it is. If Notah Begay or John Cook weren't FOTs, do they have a job with them? Nope.
They need to keep Brandel and tell Tiger to take a hike. He never says anything in interviews anyway.
Golf.com published Brandel's weekly column today so it appears there was no immediate fall-out from his controversial column two weeks ago.
Saw a headline over on yardbreaker.com, I'll paraphrase, "If Woods wasn't cheating then why was he assessed strokes for breaking the rules". Hmmmm.
There is a difference between breaking the rules and cheating. Cheating involves not only breaking the rule, but the intent to break the rule too (in my mind).
Brandel's biggest issue to me was not implying Tiger was a cheater. It was the way he used two incidents in which Tiger checked with his playing partner and got the thumbs up to back up his opinion. That's where Tiger suddenly is given a leg to stand on.
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