November 30, 2008

12 Kelly Tilghman

Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman.

Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman.

When colleague Nick Faldo was discussing on air late in the second round of the Mercedes-Benz Championship what it would take to slow Tiger Woods' dominance on tour, Golf Channel anchor Tilghman flippantly said "lynch him in a back alley." Woods accepted her next-day apology for the racially insensitive comment, but others such as Rev. Al Sharpton pressed for Tilghman's dismissal. She ultimately was suspended for two weeks without pay, a lesser penalty than the editor of a weekly golf magazine that illustrated the story with a noose on its cover. He was fired.