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TV analyst apologises for calling Tiger "cheat"

Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee stoked controversy when in an opinion piece for Golf.com he accused World No1 Tiger Woods of cheating and violating rules throughout the 2013 season.

Well, Chamblee has since backtracked from his statements and attempted to reduce the damage with the news that that the golfer is considering legal action.

"In offering my assessment of Tiger to you and specifically looking at the incidents in Abu Dhabi, Augusta, Ponte Vedra and Chicago, I said Tiger Woods was cavalier about the rules. I should have stopped right there," Chamblee told Golf Channel host Rich Lerner. "In comparing those incidents to my cheating episode in the fourth grade, I went too far.

"Cheating involves intent. I know what my intent was on that fourth-grade math test. But there's no way I could know with 100 percent certainty what Tiger's intent was in any of those situations. That was my mistake."

In the op-ed piece, Chamblee awarded Woods' play a '100' with a line through it and 'F' beneath it, suggesting he had he cheated numerous times in tournaments over the years.

"I remember when we only talked about Tiger's golf. I miss those days. He won five times and contended in majors and won the Vardon Trophy and ... how shall we say this ... was a little cavalier with the rules."

Chamblee then went on to draw direct parallels between Woods' performances this season and an anecdote about cheating on a fourth grade math test.

Woods and and his agent Mark Steinberg have hinted at potential legal action against Chamblee, disregarding an 'apology' that the analyst tweeted.

"The whole issue has been very disappointing as he (Chamblee) didn't really apologize and he sort of reignited the whole situation. But so as far as I am concerned I'm going to put it behind me and move forward, so the ball really is in the court of the Golf Channel and what they are prepared to do."

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