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Tilghman's On-Air Remark A Non-Issue For Woods

January 09, 2008

Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman has apologized to viewers and to Tiger Woods personally for saying about Woods during Friday's telecast of the Mercedes-Benz Championship that today's young players should "lynch him in a back alley."

Woods' agent Mark Steinberg told USA Today, "It is a complete non-issue. Kelly and Tiger are friends. It might have been a poor choice of words, but there was absolutely no ill intent whatsoever."

In a statement, Tilghman said, "On Friday during our golf broadcast, Nick Faldo and I were discussing Tiger's dominance in the golf world and I used some poorly chosen words," Tilghman said. " have known Tiger for 12 years and I have apologized directly to him. I also apologize to our viewers who may have been offended by my comments."