Tuesday, January 8, 2008
"Lynch Tiger Woods in a Back Alley" Says Golf Channel Analyst
Kelly Tilghman, a former golfer for Duke University and now a play-by-play analyst for The Golf Channel, said some things on air that would have made Don Imus and Bill O'Reilly blush.
During a telecast of the PGA Tour's opening event, Tilghman said that today's young players should "lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley."
According to Newsday, a spokesman for the Golf Channel said that Tilghman apologized during Sunday's broadcast and has "reached out to Woods' representatives to express regret for the comments."
"I've reached out to Tiger to make an apology, and I've done the same with our viewers," Tilghman said.
"I can assure you that there was never any intention to offend anyone. I'm sorry for any misunderstanding."
The Golf Channel representatives have stated that they plan no disciplinary action.