Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee apologized to Tiger Woods via Twitter on Tuesday for Golf.com column he wrote last week insinuating that Woods was a cheater for his various rules transgressions this year.
Golf is a gentleman's game and I'm not proud of this debate. I want to apologize to Tiger for this incited discourse.
— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) October 23, 2013
Chamblee, a former PGA Tour player and frequent critic of Woods’ swing under coach Sean Foley, had written an analysis piece for Golf.com in which he assessed several top players’ years by giving them letter grades.
He gave Woods, who won five times this year on the PGA Tour, an F.
“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,” Chamblee wrote. “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.